I love my Opera email client, really I do, but the SPAM detection feature is vicious. It’s supposed to ‘learn’ what is and is not SPAM from what I do with the items in my inbox, so when I first installed it about a month ago [after the pc upgrade] it flagged nothing as SPAM. Fair enough. Now though, it seems to be eating emails at random. Not happy Jan. 😦
I would not have known what my SPAM folder was up to if not for this new course I’m starting tomorrow. For days now I’ve been checking my inbox 10 times a day for some important emails from the course providers, and getting quietly more uneasy with each day. Why were they not sending me the info. they had promised?
Imagine my surprise when I get a call today from the course providers wondering why I hadn’t responded to their emails.
Feeling totally flustered and guilty [had I somehow missed these all-important emails?], I finally thought to check my SPAM folder… and there they were. But they were in good company. As my eye scanned the list of supposed spam, I saw emails from friends who are in my contact list. That is not supposed to happen. What the
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So friends, neighbours, and fellow denizens of the internet, if I haven’t replied to your emails it’s because the SPAM folder ate them. 😦
I’m scrambling to catch up with the things I should have done for my course, but as soon as that’s done I will scour my SPAM folder and unspam all of you. Promise.
August 3rd, 2013 at 3:33 am
I hate it when that happens!! And it happens all too frequently. Also, recently, I’ve had a bunch of emails where I’ll get replies from other recipients before the first email ever shows up. Very annoying.
August 3rd, 2013 at 8:43 am
Oh that is annoying. Like being thrown into a conversation half way through.
July 31st, 2013 at 7:23 am
I try and check it daily as a habit for the reasons you mentioned above. Recently my husband had me open his email to check for something and I saw about 40 items in his spam folder. As I checked, there were some responses to a craig’s list item he had posted and wondered why he had so few responses. I reminded him to check, but this may fall to me to do.
July 31st, 2013 at 8:28 am
My old email client had already ‘learned’ what to turf out and what to leave alone. Unfortunately this new one hasn’t, and like a dope I’d completely forgotten that I was using a new system. It’s learning and so am I.
July 30th, 2013 at 7:04 pm
Between that and WP sending so much stuff to spam it is a surprise that you aren’t doing a “why are you all ignoring me?” post. 🙂
July 30th, 2013 at 8:57 pm
lol – tomorrow? Actually not tomorrow. School starts tomorrow. 😀 I have to take pens, a notepad [paper] and a cut lunch. ^.o
Wish me luck. 😀
July 30th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
I hope you have an appropriately cool lunchbox to impress the other kids with too. 🙂 good luck and have fun!
July 31st, 2013 at 8:35 am
Gah! Thanks for reminding me. I’ve been checking my mail, thinking I’m all ready to go. Forgot the damn ham sandwich didn’t I? Sadly it’s going into an ugly plastic freezer bag. -sob- Now I’ll be a pariah!
lol You know what I’ll be posting about tonight don’t you?
July 30th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
Damn the Spam!
July 30th, 2013 at 5:58 pm
July 30th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
Excuses, excuses.excuses. Just admit you’ve been napping a lot eh.
xxx Hugs Glaore xxx
July 30th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
-giggles- Moi? Nap? I’m not /that/ old yet. :p
July 30th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Really… in the words of Bill Gates “Spam will soon be a thing of the past.” At the 2004 World Economic Forum Gates said spam could be eradicated in two years due to better filters, sender identification and a technique called tar-pitting that slows down mail from unknown sources. Yep. Right.
July 30th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
lmao – How did that man get to be so rich? Must have been his supreme optimism.
July 30th, 2013 at 12:10 pm
You may have replaced the family dog for kids all over the world. No longer blaming the dog — they will blame their spam filter.
July 30th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
lmao – sorry parents!
July 30th, 2013 at 11:56 am
Oh, that explains a few things! 😉
July 30th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
I’ve emailed you… -cries-