June 24, 2009. I mean June 30, 2009.
I hope I got the date right, to be honest I have no idea what day or even month it is. The last few months have been a blur and I have been more caught up in school than work. After a much needed vacation
last two weeks ago I am sort of back in the swing of things. Except for the fact that I lost my camera in Tahoe, and I need to start exercising like pretty fast.....no really I do.
And worst case scenario - email is gone, dead.
So, I noticed last week that I was getting no emails, I mean not even SPAM emails offering to sell me pharmaceutical drugs or some enlargement thing I did not want. My friend said - that is good, it is quiet....it was too quiet if you asked me. Then my husband forwarded me some emails, I never got them. He sent them again - nothing. Yesterday we figured it out..........
When It Rains....It Pours
There is a problem with the name-to-address mapping with the new ISP. They did not set up the address mapping. In plain english, the mail servers of today will not respond to mail from a server they can't find the name of. So you sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - ya good luck with that. It is not working.....did you hear me? I am um, well bummed? Frustrated? I am in shock....cause after my last post you saw all that I had been through.....right?
Ah well, at the very least things are slow and I am hoping no one is looking for me. My husband keeps saying I probably missed that email from Oprah asking me to be on her show, that guy cracks himself up. I just feel bad and hope people don't think I have been rude. Or worse, thinking I went out of business....now the word frustrated does not seem to be good enough, eh?
800 Number Not So Much
As I am fighting with my email company I get like three, yes three phone calls....from people asking IF I am still in business. Um, yes I am, why do you ask. OH the 800 number was disconnected. Uh......that was like 9 months ago - but okay I get it. I try to explain it was a cost cutting expense and no one really used it....all three companies swear they did (of course). My response was sort of like - well not on a regular basis, so we got rid of it. But I swear we are still here. And while I am on the phone I am in the process of sending an email to all my accounts stating the whole email problem......not the best image, but I was trying.
That Was Then, This is Now
So, now it is all fixed and I am getting the spams, the emails - all in uh let's say 4 times. Yes - I get every email 4 times that is - oh well, at least I am getting them. Our orders email is all fixed. I am now able to focus on the new products I have been working on for months, and I mean months.*
*Sorry no photos with this post, as I mentioned earlier - I have no camera and I can not put pictures up. Don't get me started, I hope to have a new camera soon - no really, I can not live without it.