Reasons you may not be receiving emails
In 100% of the cases I have dealt with in missing email; we always found that the family did not add firstname.lastname@example.org to their web mail contacts. Even if they check email through Outlook or Outlook Express on their computer, they still need to add lifeline to their contacts via their web email.
For an sbcglobal user, they need to check their email via the web at https://login.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=us
Keys to Email Delivery
Key #1 (for the administrator of the website to do) : Check Family Profile – Email Preferences
Login as the admin, select manage membership, select update next to the family's name, scroll down to the email notification section and verify that the appropriate boxes are checked. Is the weekly email update turned off? Are the forum and classified email turned off? (I always check this first! :) Cathy)
Key #2: (for everyone to do!) Add email@example.com to your email contacts. The key is to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts. Even if you don't check your email via the web, you need to add email@example.com to your web mail contacts. If you use Outlook or Outlook Express to check email, you still need to add the lifeline address to your web email contacts. This will be a learning process for your families.
Key #3: (for everyone to not do!) Do not mark email from your homeschool group as spam The key is to "not" mark the email received from your homeschool group as spam. We have had many instances of families marking the email from a forum post as spam and then they wonder why they don't get future forum posts.
Key #4: (for everyone to do!) Check your junk / spam folder for missing email
The key to missing email is to check your junk / spam folder. Even if you don't check your email via the web, you need to check your junk / spam folder in your web mail.
Key #5: (for everyone to do!) Call your email provider
If all else fails and you still cannot find emails from your group, the family should call their email provider and ask them if they are blocking email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key #6: (for the administrator of the website to do!) Homeschool-Life.com is here to help. We are here to help if any family has issues receiving email from your homeschool group. Please forward the families name and email address to email@example.com for us to review.
Larry Van Den Berg, Founder