Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
There is something going on with my email. People have contacted me privately through email. I reply to them, sometimes with questions, but I never receive an answer. This is especially troubling when people are offering to send me clothing labels and need my home address. Or, if a reader emails me privately asking a specific frugal question but I’m unclear what they are asking. I DO answer ALL private emails and never hear from them again. People must think me awful rude if they are not getting an answer back from me. A few days ago when I called ATT for help setting up nomorobo a new email account was set up for me. For clarity I’m going to use “server” to mean where I read my email.
Yesterday I sent a private email from the old email server to Lilli, Sue, and Carenowplease. No answer back from anyone. I don’t know if my email is going into a spam filter or simply getting lost to forever wander around in cyberspace. This morning I sent another private email from the new email server to the same people. I want to see if anyone responds and to which email server their response goes to. Has anyone gotten it this time?
I believe my problem has something to do with that time my email was hacked back in September. I don’t know how to fix the problem. I’ve opened a new att email address to use and then added a CONTACT ME button on the side bar. I changed the email address in WordPress hoping to bypass the old email server. Nope, doesn’t work. Comments are still being sent for moderation to the bad email address. I can’t answer comments through my email but I usually don’t anyway. I return to the wordpress dashboard for that because wordpress is secure. I tried the contact me button myself and it comes up with a do not reply. I can’t remember how to change that part.
I sent myself an email using the new email server to be sent to the new email address but what I send to myself doesn’t come back to the new email server. It goes to the old email server ignoring the address. Nothing ever goes smoothly for me. There are always, always complications. I sometimes feel like just disconnecting and becoming a hermit.
Mrs Frustration and Mr Murphy seem to be working together to make my life miserable. Its enough to make a person use a few curse words. Gasp! Never from me. So why the bleep bleep bleep does my life always have so many frustrations? Don’t answer that. I’m just venting. Maybe I should stay away from the computer a couple of days.