This is a common problem many of us experience. It is very frustrating when you cannot get your newsletters, important emails, or verification links via email; however, there is usually always a reason behind this.
In this article, we will detail some steps you can use to check your emailing service and try to get those elusive messages to appear in your inbox.
1. Check your spam filters or blacklists
Be sure to check your inbox settings. Often some people's mailing settings may list the message as spam and filter all the incoming emails from a specified sender. You will have to check with your mailing provider on how to check these settings, as they differ slightly from provider to provider.
To note, these emails might be sent to your spam folder, be sure to check it for emails from email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if you are missing some messages.
Also, the e-mail service you use can have different tabs for different types of e-mails coming into your inbox. For example, besides having the Primary mail tab Gmail also uses a Social tab, a Promotional tab, and an Updates tab. If you are supposed to receive an e-mail from us and you do not find that e-mail in your primary mail in the Inbox, please check these various tabs as they might have gone there.
2. Possible suppression or email blocks
Your email might be potentially blocked if you send too many requests and do not open any of the messages. Here at Coinmetro, we have encountered such circumstances where users did not receive their emails because our system suppressed their email account, due to the messages not being opened.
Be aware that providers value their desirability and to ensure that they only send out messages to active inboxes, automatic systems of different kinds might be in place.
3. Programs and software interference
If you have Anti-virus software or some third party programs that could potentially filter your inbox, make sure to check the settings of these programs and what criteria are set on them. This could be relevant for work computers, as they do have these systems in place more often to block unwanted messages or potential security issues.
These could also be marked if the message has attachments in it, suppressing the message, deleting it or both.
4. Mistakes or misspellings
This is more of a heads up, but always double-check the email address and ensure that it is the right one. Always a good rule of thumb and the easiest way of ensuring that you receive or send a message.
5. Issues with the service provider
Sometimes, you may not receive emails to your email address due to your email provider due to some issues with your service provider. In this instance, we advise you to please contact your email service provider.
6. Full email inbox
If you have too many emails in your inbox, your email may bounce back to us and will therefore not be received on your end. We advise you to please check that you do not have too many emails in your inbox, and delete some emails to make space if necessary.