Wednesday, October 15, 2014

E-mail Redoux

Sleepy Sand Bluff hasn't had a murder in twenty years. 
That's about to change!

When Jonas McCleary gets the opportunity to join the force in sleepy Sand Bluff, he jumps at it. A cushy job in a little town where nothing ever happens. He can relax and enjoy life, and since Jonas is getting onto thirty, he’s hoping with a little luck, to meet Miss Right. But on his third day in Sand Bluff, another officer, Ackers, finds a body in an alley.

Question: I have tried everything I know, and still am not getting any e-mail from you at either of my addresses. Any suggestions?

Answer: I have been told the problem isn't  anything you did, or anything that either of us can fix without help from your Internet Service Provider. It is the result of security updates that have occurred over the summer in several ISP service providers. They have programmed their company's interface to block all messages from return addresses where spam has originated.

Now they are trying to protect us, and it sounds like a good idea, but whatever name is typed into the "Reply to:" blank will be seen as the spam-sending address, even though the actual message didn't originate there. Anyone, Anywhere, can type whatever address they LIKE into the "Reply to:" black of an e-mail.

Whatever company you get Internet Service from, may be blocking my address because someONE has been sending spam that has my address in the "Reply to:" blank.  Google, Yahoo, Comcast and a number of other companies have set this up. I know this is true, because I get all the "Sorry this account has been closed" notices in my inbox when spam fails to arrive.

I DIDN'T SEND ANY SPAM, but someone in Brazil has used my address on what they SENT... I can't fix it at my end.

Please call the company where you get Internet service and complain about the missing e-mail from I always SEND from, because that's where I buy Internet Service. According to my guru, all e-mail is always SENT from your service provider's pop3 account. I don't know if he is right. I don't know what a POP-3 account is. But I paid for his advice so I'm passing it along....


  1. Thanks for the update. I'll try to get in touch with Comcast and see what they say.

  2. Thanks, Carl. It is quite likely that everything you SEND goes out from them, regardless of which account you send from, because they are your Internet Service Provider.