Years ago, the Internet used to be simple and easy to use. If you sent me
an email, I would get it. If I replied, you would receive my reply. But
now, thanks to spam and viruses and hacking and phishing, most email is
blocked (because in the 21st Century, most email is illegitimate).
Unfortunately, and increasingly, also legitimate email is blocked. I
receive a lot of email every day and I try to answer every single one if it
is genuine and relevant. If you send me a message using this form and do
not recieve an answer:
Maybe you made a mistake entering your email
address. Many of my replies bounce back to me with "No such address". In
that case use your regular email client to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Maybe your mailbox is full.
- When I send email, it shows my address as "email@example.com" (not
"firstname.lastname@example.org"). That's because aleida.net is hosted by Panix.com.
Maybe your email service automatically puts incoming mail from panix.com
into your "Junk" or "Spam" folder. Look for my reply there, right-click on
it, and choose "Not junk" or "Not Spam" or whatever else your email client
might call it.
- Maybe your email client discards all messages from panix.com
(which has hundreds or thousands of users). In that case you have to
contact your email service service provider and ask them to allow you to
receive email from email@example.com. For example, recently my replies to a
certain sites are being refused with "550-5.7.1 Your email has been rejected
because it violates district policy." I can't even contact the postmaster
at that site, the same thing happens. I think this
identifies the problem. But there is nothing I can do about it. If you use
Gmail and you don't receive my reply to your email, contact your local email
administrators and ask them to allow you to receive email from
firstname.lastname@example.org (or panix.com as a whole).
- Beginning in June 2017, when I try to reply to emails from people at AOL
(email@example.com), the reply is rejected with "host
mailin-01.mx.aol.com[188.8.131.52] said: 521 5.2.1 : AOL will not accept
delivery of this message. (in reply to end of DATA command)". According to
page, it thinks firstname.lastname@example.org is a spammer. This is a very bad
problem because there is no way you can see my reply, it is not even in your
"junk" or "spam" folder. I submitted a trouble ticket to AOL on June 6th.