Not receiving e-mails

esteban_2009February 9, 2013

Hi folks,
I have X-P SP-3, IE all working good....except from one friend. He says he sends 3-4 jokes per day, I only receive about 1 per week. He claims he get's nothing from me except about the same. I have had no other complaints from any one else. He doesn't know what OP he is running.
Any idea what could be causing this? In the distant past, we did a good job of sending and receiving to each other.

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Does your e-mail client have a Spam filter? If so, maybe his "jokes" are going into the Spam or Junk files.

If you're not having problems with e-mail from others, it sounds as if there might be some problem on his end if it's not your Spam filters.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:52PM
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Thanks for the response grandms. I don't think I have a spam filter, at least not that I know of.
I am not having problems receiving from others.
He says I am the only one to report a problem to him.
Crazy ain't it???

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:26PM
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You never reported as to what nature of e-mail you are using; ISP provided or on-line. Or, if you are using an on-board application such as Thunderbird. Regardless, I have never known any client or application not to have some sort of "filters (including spam)", "block messages" or "message rules" availability.

Ferret around your e-mail service and review for these. It is not always just the sender that may be blocked, it could be some defined content blocked.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:00AM
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DA, Thanks for your comments.
I really don't know enough about computers to give you a good answer. I have ATT/Yahoo (Is that the ISP?). I only use Outlook Express. I went to O.E./Tools/Message Rules/ none of the blocks were checked. I couldn't find anything about spam.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:01AM
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Isp ATT/Yahoo blocks spam in their mail server and/or your online email account too. The outlook express rules is additional to what has already been filtered.

You might investigate your online email account spam folder.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 1:01PM
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What a wonderful, knowledgeable group this is. I am glad you all will allow a dummy like me to join.
Each and everyone of you are correct!
I've spent hours tracking down my username and password for ATT/Yahoo and finally got into the mail account that I have never used. There was the spam folder with all the missing jokes/messages. The only reason I can see them being put there is two or three FW's in the subject line.
Once again, thanks to all who responded.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:17PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

While you're logged into the online version, you might look in "Options->Mail Options->POP & Forwarding" for this:

It presents you three options in a drop-down like this: Don't download spam emailDownload spam with no special indicatorsDownload spam, but prefix the word "Spam"

I'm pretty sure I've never changed mine because I've never POP'd it down into a client so I would suspect 'Download spam, but prefix the word "Spam"' was the default at the time my account was created. Maybe it wasn't when yours was created? In any event, if I were POPing it down, I'd most likely select either of the two options beginning with "Download".

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:46PM
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