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Old 06-09-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Computers are very mysterious critters. Surely everyone agrees with that. But this one takes the cake. If anyone can explain it, I'll be amazed.


I get maybe seven or eight newsletters a day. Different topics. Some are national news; some, St Louis business news; science, whatever. Today, all of my mail is coming in fine --- except my newsletters. I did get Science Daily. Other than that I have not received one single newsletter. All of my personal mail is coming in. I have not received any notices from the three forums I visit but I've checked those. The threads I am subscribed to have not had any replies. So, that's all right. It seems to be just the newsletters.


Now I wait to see if anybody here has any possible explanation. Surely there isn't a button I'd accidentally hit which would block only newsletters? Do I start believing in magic?
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Some more info would help people diagnose your situation.
How do you view your email. Do you use a browser to go to one or more website email reading pages (Like Google Mail), if so, what browser, and what email provider(s) do you use.

If you use an off-line email reader, one that is a program that you start on your computer and it logs in, downloads the email, then lets you read and answer off-line, and then upload the replies back to the Internet. If so, what program, (IE: Outlook).

Without the above, the most likely thing I can think of, is that it seems that the email you're not receiving is distinguished by them being sent out to more than one recipient.
You are getting the mail sent to you, but you are not getting the mail sent to you, and a bunch of others who subscribed to the newsletters.

If so, then perhaps your email system has had it's spam adjustments changed, so when it sees an email being broadcast to a bunch of addresses it (falsely) recognizes it as spam, and sends it to a spam trash folder or otherwise blocked so you don't get it.

Regardless of how you read your email, there should be some kind of spam-trash folder. Find it and look to see if the missing newsletters are there. If so, then you need to readjust your spam settings.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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Some more info would help people diagnose your situation.
How do you view your email. Do you use a browser to go to one or more website email reading pages (Like Google Mail), if so, what browser, and what email provider(s) do you use.

If you use an off-line email reader, one that is a program that you start on your computer and it logs in, downloads the email, then lets you read and answer off-line, and then upload the replies back to the Internet. If so, what program, (IE: Outlook).

Without the above, the most likely thing I can think of, is that it seems that the email you're not receiving is distinguished by them being sent out to more than one recipient.
You are getting the mail sent to you, but you are not getting the mail sent to you, and a bunch of others who subscribed to the newsletters.

If so, then perhaps your email system has had it's spam adjustments changed, so when it sees an email being broadcast to a bunch of addresses it (falsely) recognizes it as spam, and sends it to a spam trash folder or otherwise blocked so you don't get it.

Regardless of how you read your email, there should be some kind of spam-trash folder. Find it and look to see if the missing newsletters are there. If so, then you need to readjust your spam settings.

To take your letter backward, I have checked the spam folders. Nothing there. Well, there is spam there but not what I am looking for.


Browser is Firefox. Email is Gmail. And you didn't ask but it is Apple. Mail downloads into Gmail where I read, reply and delete. And, yes, Gmail has announced several times that it will be giving us a "bigger and better" product. So, if it is changing things behind the scenes, that could be it.



The reason I am on Gmail is that my ISP was refusing to let newsletters through, as well as any mail from Canada, for some reason. Let's hope Gmail isn't starting the same thing.



Or maybe it has just be an unusually quiet day. Probably the quietest day I have had in twenty years of pounding the keys of a computer.


OK. I shall see what tomorrow brings. Or, maybe better what Monday brings. Thank you.
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