Reminds me of the song "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter". Bill, I've sent a couple of emails to myself to try to figure out why you don't get the ones I send to you. I still don't understand...S
Re: Did you ever get an Email from YOURSELF?#30122 10/06/0310:23 AM10/06/0310:23 AM
Were the ones you sent to me returned? I can see two possibilities why I wouldn't have seen or gotten them (assuming you have my address correct .. )
One is if it doesn't have words in the subject field that make it stand out from the multitude of Spam I get it might be deleted. RE: ECN Forum or something Electrical in the subject field will catch my eye. I do look for emails with attachments before the Trash gets dumped too, but if an email has an embedded picture it might not be seen.
Another possibility is that you are on a server that was sending a lot of Virusses or spam at one time and it is blocked by our Mail Server.
To try and figure this out please send me something and tell me here in this thread that it was sent and when. I invite anyone else that wants to do the same thing.
Re: Did you ever get an Email from YOURSELF?#30123 10/06/0305:14 PM10/06/0305:14 PM
It's an old spammer technique. This way, those who use some of the less-sophisticated filters are sure to get the message--people generally don't (or don't want to) filter messages from themselves. (Because of test messages, etc...)
Re: Did you ever get an Email from YOURSELF?#30127 10/06/0308:18 PM10/06/0308:18 PM
Also, domains are configured so that all mail is passed along. For example, "email@example.com" will arrive in whatever mailbox is configured as the "catch-all."
Sometimes spammers use addresses like these to make filtering (based on address) more difficult.
I've been using a (FREE!) piece of software called SpamPal (http://www.spampal.org/) with decent results. It takes some configuring and takes some time for it to "learn" your e-mail trends, but it is a neat little program. (As far as I know, it's Windows-only.)