Time for a rant-ette – Bellaugello: Luxury gay bed and breakfast near Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Time for a rant-ette

Not only has the internet connection been playing up, sometimes slow, sometimes lightning fast, with intermediate stops and breaks of connection, but I am still suffering problems with the business email accounts.

All this year I have been plagued by a plethora of junk mail.  Both business accounts cluttered with junk mail, sometimes 200 a day. My blog has a spam filter, and I have been clearing out thousands of junk mails from my spam box on the blog.  Not only that but my e-mails were being rejected by several incoming servers.  Some came back to me, some took over 24 hours for the return message to appear, and some, well…who knows if they actually went anywhere??

Nobody could tell me where my mails were.  I thought this was something I had done, my fault, but no.  According to my web service providers, the problem arose when one of their other clients was sending out spam, and as a result all their clients had their email on high spam alert and were being rejected. The annoying thing was that they did not bother to inform me of this fact, and I suffered poor email service for several months.

It is highly unprofessional, and madly irritating.  I now realise just how much one takes a functioning internet for granted.  So anyway the web “service” providers informed me they have changed the web host.  Of course this did not run smoothly, emails lost, changed flags, bounced, re-bounced, read emails became un-read emails, it was two weeks of nightmares.  That thankfully seems to have passed. BUT the junk mails continue.

Three days ago I cleared out 5000 from the blog spam, and as the machine was doing that so more came in.  This morning 2,300.  I have written to the web “service” providers, no reply.  Maybe my mail is being rejected again.  Why oh why did I ever choose them?  I now have another task, that of finding a new professional provider.