InterNet Access Network ( )
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:24:18 -0400

>Internet Tip of the Day:
> Sooner or later it happens to all of us...a dry spell
>where we don't receive any email. Or, perhaps a friend tells
>us she sent an email but it never shows up.
> Our first instinct might be to call our Internet Provider,
>thinking there is something wrong with our email box. Although
>a problem like this is a possibility, it is unlikely.
> Here are a few things you can do on your own to test
>whether mail is getting to your email box without problems.
>1) Send yourself an email. Yep, you can do that! Just go into
>your email program and compose a new message. Rather than
>typing a friends email address in the "Recipient" field, type your
>own email address. Type a subject and then type a few words in
>the body of the message. Send it off. Wait for a brief period of
>time and then check to see if you have any new messages. If
>everything is working right you should have a new email.
>NOTE: Some bigger systems (like America Online) process a lot
>of email messages. It may take longer for your message to make the
>round-trip back to your email box.
>2) Another way to test your email box is to send yourself an
>email from a remote location (outside of your Internet Providers
>computer network). Grab yourself a free email box from Yahoo,
>Hotmail, Lycos or others. It only takes a minute to register
>and get setup. Once you're up and going, send a message to
>your email address that you suspect is not working.
>NOTE: Most of these free email companies process a lot of
>mail. It may take up to 30 minutes before your message is
>If you try these two tests and still don't receive your email
>message, call your Internet provider. They will be happy to
>help you.
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