Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm not a spammer!

Grrr. Suddenly, everyone thinks I'm a spammer. All e-mails I send to Comcast, MSN, and Hotmail addresses are bouncing back to me:
"...sender was rejected.Remote host said: 550 Your e-mail was rejected for policy reasons on this gateway. Reasons for rejection may be related to content with spam-like characteristics or IP/domain reputation problems." and "...BL004 Blocked for spam"

I have not spammed anyone. This is another instance of technology failing us. Something in a software program somewhere is "detecting" behaviors and taking action based on that. So, I can't e-mail several of my friends or web site visitors tonight because of that software. Grrr.

In some past instances my e-mail address was blocked because I was sending out the RootsWeb mailing list posts to the CyndiList mailing list each day. Every once in a while RootsWeb mailing lists get tagged as possible spam, but this is the first time that my personal address has been tagged that way. I'm a bit irritated. I can't figure out how to resolve this. I've e-mailed my ISP. I've tried to e-mail Hotmail. I posted a request on Comcast. But I wonder if those are the right things to do. We'll see.

Monday, September 3, 2007

A Mini Rant

Things that are making me crazy today:
  1. People who submit links for their web "sights."
  2. People who refer to me as Cindy even when they quote my site's address
  3. People who submit their web site link over and over again (almost always vendors) despite my rules that ask for no duplicate submissions.
  4. Broken links (that really isn't news).
  5. A weird smell in my kitchen that I can't locate.
  6. My 23-year-old clothes dryer that takes forever, but refuses to die and give me an excuse to buy a new one.