Na Na pinches her pennies

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.

Frustration

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.

13 comments on “Frustration

  1. Lilli
    July 24, 2018

    Both emails received and I sent you a rather long one back. Call , text or email me back.I just feel so special. I hope you got your issues settled.

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      No, never got it. I got notice of this comment from wordpress but not the private emails. I guess now I can’t send or receive emails. I’m so bummed over this. I have a house phone so no texting. I’m exhausted after spending 5 hours today trying to get it fixed. I’ll write a post about it in the morning. I’m going to play a few hands of solitaire, watch NCIS, and relax my brain.

      So what’s your good news? Don’t tell in a comment if you want to keep it private.

  2. Linda in NE
    July 24, 2018

    Strange problem. Do you always check the spam folder for replies to emails you sent out? All I can say is my Gmail email never gives me any problems and I read blogs through Feedly and that never seems to give any problems either. Hope you can get the issue resolved.

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      Yes I check the spam filter. Nothing.

  3. captnmike
    July 24, 2018

    The Contact Form always comes from “Do Not Reply” but if you reply to the contact form it should go to the person that contacted you.

    Looks strange I know – the email program on my laptop lets me see both addresses – the one from WordPress.com and the person contacting you.

    As to the answer back part – not everyone bothers to reply and say thanks

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      Thanks

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      Captnmike would you test the contact form for me? Send me a simple message and let me reply back to you. Let’s see what happens.

  4. carenowplease
    July 24, 2018

    they both got through but the latter I think was the one the reply bounced back.

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      thanks

  5. Jane
    July 24, 2018

    As far as people not responding to your questions, I wonder if their addresses are gmail. A number of people I know who have gmail addreses don’t receive my messages when I use a particular account, but do when I use my blog account. They go to spam, even when they ‘unspam’ them.

    • Anita
      July 24, 2018

      Thanks. I looked at some of the addresses and only one was a gmail. The problem also affects the blogs I’m subscribed to by email. I’ve been bookmarking and unsubscribing from my favorite blogs. Once this mess is cleared up I’ll subscribe again.

  6. carenowplease
    July 24, 2018

    Hugs. I did get your emails, one reply seemed to have gone through ok.

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