E-mail refused??? Help!

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  1. MathManTim

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    I am trying to send a follow-up e-mail to the principal of the school that showed the most interest in me at Saturday's job fair. It's not going through! Argh!

    I've tried sending the e-mail to her five times over the past 24 hours, and each time I get this message. I also tried to e-mail the webmaster at aqs.org, and got the same message.

    I'm thinking I should just give up on e-mail and drop this in snail mail. If it goes out today, she should get it by tomorrow, anyway.

    MathManTim
     
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  3. palla

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    That stinks! I assume you have verified that you have the correct email through the school's website?

    Yep, send a short note in the mail. It is always nice to get friendly notes in the mail!
     
  4. Librarian79

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    Can you call the school and get the correct email address from the secretary?
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    I would call the school to make sure you have the right address, and if so and it still doesn't go through, I would snail mail it.
     
  6. MathManTim

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    That's exactly what I ended up doing. They had no idea what could be causing the problem. Thanks for the suggestions! :thumb:

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  7. TeacherGroupie

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    Some districts block email from certain outside domains... and some districts' email programs will send a message to the effect that the message was blocked, but it goes through anyway.

    I think going via snail mail is the right approach.
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    I agree. She doesn't want her email blocked with resumes. Send it snail mail, or drop it off in person.
     
  9. fratermus

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    At least the P isn't personally refusing the email; the mail software is (probably qmail) doing it.

    My guess is that there was a config problem, or maybe your IP was on an RBL (blacklist) or failed reverse DNS or similar.
     
  10. AFWifeinUtah

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    I would send it snail mail. I think that makes a better impression anyway. Email is just too easy to delete.
     

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