It seems that some gremlins have infiltrated electronic communications, and it is causing wide-spread annoyance.
Every day, I receive emails to the effect of “Why are you not responding to my emails? Must I find a new writer?“. It’s making me look bad! On the other hand, I have to follow-up with clients on a regular basis to ensure that they have received their time-critical website content, blog posts or classifieds.
While I don’t like to cast the blame on my clients or potential clients who might have perhaps sent it to the wrong address, I also know that systems malfunction. I know for a fact that I’m extremely diligent about checking my emails and staying on top of my server.
I just responded to a client, assuring him of my undying devotion, when I came across an article blaming Gmail’s Auto-correct glitch for mislaid emails – and it is SCARY! Knowing that South Africa’s media has an archaic response time, I went to do some online research (I offer the service, so I may as well do it for myself, right?) and found that this bug was first reported 2 days ago, and it’s a bigger problem than I thought.
But it’s not only Gmail:
- Emails sent with iCloud are not being received
- Users Still Not Receiving Emails on Outlook.com After Hotmail Retirement
If you’re not receiving mail, it could be that there is some setting that needs changing. Here are some great troubleshooting ideas.
If you’ve sent me an email and I have not responded within 24 hours, please get in touch again, either via Fiverr or oDesk, Linked in or another email address. I’m definitely keen on working with you!