Yesterday I was talking with a potential virtual assistant and while we were on the phone she said something like, “That’s odd. The email I just sent came back with a mail box full notice.”
I was floored and immediately contacted my tech support guy. Long story short, we needed to flick a switch so the spam filter at the new web host could work There were something like 1500 emails that were somehow stuck.
As near as we can tell, as I downloaded or “popped” email into my local email program, it would empty the server side email just enough, until it filled up again. I thought I had unlimited email. But I don’t, just almost.
This explains why I thought some people hadn’t answered me – they had, but had gotten into this weird loop. It also explains why I stopped receiving a couple of ezines I wanted and may even explain why twitter has been complaining about my email addresses.
I’m now down to 216 emails dating back to the first week in February that deserve attention. I’ll get there, but if you’re one of those, please first accept my apologies, and then be patient.
Technology is great, except when it isn’t.
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