I enjoy receiving messages from people all over the world who visit this blog and my website.
This is the mail system at host gateway07.xxxx
I’m sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to one or more recipients.
The mail system
: host mta2.am0.yahoodns.net[xx.xx.xxx.xxx] said: 554
delivery error: dd This user doesn’t have a yahoo.com account
(firstname.lastname@example.org) [-5] – mta1434.mail.mud.yahoo.com (in reply to end of DATA command)
[I deliberately obscured the actual email address, but Jim should know who he is]
This is a sample from an actual bounced email that occurred earlier today, January 23. The message from a guy in the U.K. was very nice, and I wrote a reply, but unfortunately, he did not enter his email address correctly on my write to me page, so my effort to respond to him was returned — and he is left thinking that I never responded and probably worse about me as a person. I hate it when that happens.
Please, if you write to me, follow the instructions to double-check your email address. If it is wrong, even by one character, then it will bounce (or perhaps be delivered to someone else.)
If you are the author of a message from my “write to me” page and have not received a reply, then please, write again, and make certain that I have your correct email address! I will reply to all legitimate messages that I receive.
Life is short: ensure accuracy.