Undelivered Mail

07/04/2024 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Undelivered Mail …’ by Ms Paige Turner
To my horror, I have just discovered that my emails are going into most people’s Junk Mail. This is easily remedied if one has a small mailing list but I have 700 writers on mine: 700 people who have physically (how else could they do this?) given me their email address for an occasional mail shot to highlight mine and other writers’ wares. I have never phished an email in my long years of laptop industry. Alas, my private email list has also been targeted by computer company algorithms. I did find it rather odd that no one had replied to my private or work emails but when my son-in-law was not receiving any emails concerning my grandchildren, I became aware of this, well … horror.
I am now discovering companies like Mailchimp. There seems to be a whole host of these writing tools which are making Word and regular emails obsolete. How does one keep up with it all? Having spent the last year narrating my poetry collection: ‘Red Lipstick & Revelations’ – available here on Amazon Audible  Red Lipstick and Revelations  and my novel ‘Shakespeare’s Clock’ available here: Shakespeare’s Clock – I discover AI is now moving in on that territory. And all my mail shots giving the info’ on my audios have obviously fallen on fallow ground.
And as if the universe is speaking to me, when clearing out my many papers, I recently discovered an air mail letter, written some forty-seven years ago and in Russian, which had somehow found its way into my suitcase when I left my job in Montreal in 1977. I plan to post this undelivered mail and will keep you posted about that.
I also plan to investigate Mailchimp. If I don’t, like my blogs I will be speaking to outer space. If you are reading this, please let me know if you received my March mail shot and …please check your Junk Mail!

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