SPAM (aka unwanted email solicitations),
the electronic equivalent of yesterday's "junk mail", is a cancer that
has taken over the internet as well as your Inbox. In an attempt
to fight this disease, new tools and techniques emerge almost on a daily
basis to combat this problem, none of which are 100% effective.
Each month or so when I publish the Boomers Offshore
newsletter, I send out an email announcement to only those individuals
who have asked to be notified. In an attempt combat SPAM, many
ISPs (Internet Service Providers) have taken drastic (some say
Draconian) measures to reduce or eliminate unsolicited email.
Unfortunately, it also stops legitimate email from being sent.
This is my problem.
Boomers Offshore currently has 828 subscribers, all of
which who have asked to be included on the email update list. Each
time a notice is sent out, about 25% are returned because one or more
ISPs (the people that provide your local internet service) have
incorrectly identified the Boomers Offshore newsletter announcement as
SPAM. Therefore they arbitrarily decided to not deliver my
notice. This is no different than having your postman sort through
your mail and decide what is "junkl" and what is not!
The largest number of rejected email messages come from
COMCAST.com. There are a
couple of things you can do to help insure you receive my email
If all of this fails and you no longer receive emails
from me, all I can say is please check back frequently to the Boomers
Offshore website. You never know what I'm going to say, who I'm
going to piss off or when an update will be published. Keep 'em
guessing is my motto.