Sent Me E-Mail Recently?

Since heading to Las Vegas, my incoming email has has trickled to a dribble. I can’t tell what ‘real’ mail is missing, if any, but my dozens of daily spams have stopped!

My web host, Host4Web, has just switched to a new mail system. Uh oh.

I went to their chat site to get the bird’s eye lowdown on this caper, whatever that means.

Please wait for a site operator to respond.

Thank you for contacting HostForWeb Live Support, my name is Gavin R, how can I assist you today?

Gavin R: Welcome to HostForWeb Inc. How can I help you today?

Geoff: Hi Gavin –

Geoff: Since the switchover to the new mail server,

Geoff: my incoming mail has drastically dropped off


Geoff: longmont

Geoff: is there any way to turn the filtering off?

Gavin R: Yes

Gavin R: Log into your cpanel

Gavin R: And make sure that SpamAssasin is not enabled

Geoff: I’m there

Geoff: it is not

Geoff: SpamAssassin is currently: Disabled Spam Box is currently: Disabled

Geoff: I usually get dozens of spams a day. I am getting nearly none

Geoff: and my ‘real’ mail has also slacked off

Geoff: I’d rather continue to filter for myself

Gavin R: I see

Gavin R: We don’t filter

Gavin R: We have some validation techniques on our servers

Gavin R: But that won’t affect real mail

Hmmm… validation techniques. That worries me. No spam filter is perfect, and I worry about false positives – good mail that gets stopped.

If you have send me email recently and haven’t gotten a response you expected, please let me know. Here’s an alternate address to use.