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From: "Sally Pavia" <>
Subject: [GENEALOGYBITSANDPIECES] Email Providers Are Rejecting Millions ofLegitimate Emails Daily
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:58:57 -0700
Email Providers Are Rejecting Millions of Legitimate Emails Daily
from Eastman's Online Newsletter
One of the biggest headaches I face is sending newsletters by email. Every
day, I receive messages from readers stating, "I am not receiving the EOGN
newsletter in email. Can you fix that?" Sadly, I cannot. Every time I look
at the mail server's logs, I see where the email message was sent correctly.
However, I estimate that 5% to 10% of the messages never get delivered.
According to an article in PC Pro, Friends Reunited had as many as 27% of
its emails blocked by email providers' mail servers in May. Those messages
typically do not even make it to the recipients' spam folders but are
blocked at the mail servers instead.
Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) restrict, redirect, or reject inbound
emails to save users the time and hassle of having to deal with spam mail.
However, new studies are showing that a number of ISPs are rejecting
millions of legitimate email messages every day.
Mass emails and communications from sources like social networking sites
(and even eogn.com) are not being delivered to users. The problem is that
even though users have specifically requested to receive these emails, the
messages are being rendered undeliverable because of something called "spam
According to Margaret Farmakis, senior director of response consulting for
Return Path, "About one in five commercial permission-based emails are being
blocked globally, and 15 percent in Europe are blocked because ISPs are
treating them as spam."
If you are missing email messages from eogn.com or from any other source,
contact the customer service department at your email provider and ask them
to stop blocking the messages.
You can read more in PC Pro at:
If your email provider is blocking email messages from this newsletter at
www.eogn.com, you can always read the articles online, regardless of what
your email provider does to your in-box. Standard Edition articles are
always available at http://www.eogn.com while Plus Edition articles are
always available at
Of course, you also could always obtain another email address and use it as
your secondary email provider. Many people use two or more email addresses.
The free email providers, including Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail, never
seem to block the EOGN newsletters. You can quickly change your EOGN
subscription to send the email messages to your new Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo
Sally Rolls Pavia
"From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors."