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Test emails not being sent

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Created on: 05/14/22 08:04 AM Views: 158 Replies: 18
Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Could someone check the email system. Test emails sent around 10:00 pm last night and around 7:00 am this morning have not arrived at 8:00 am this morning. Thanks.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:15 PM - Response #1

HI Bob,

I can see the read rate for the one last night is higher but both had a decent read rate so far. Can you check your spam/junk folder?

Class Creator Support

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 3:49 PM - Response #2

Thanks for the response Jessica. I have checked the span folder twice and not found anything. Should I try to send another test email? Bob

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 5:04 PM - Response #3

You can send a test to yourself but I wouldn't send it to everyone because it definitely went out.


Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 6:10 PM - Response #4

Jessica, I sent a test email to myself and it came through quickly. I then sent the email to the class. I hope it goes through as fast.

Last night I also sent a test email and it has not showed up. Nor has the test email I sent this morning.
Thanks for your help. Bob

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 6:16 PM - Response #5

I sent the email to the class at 5:11. It is now 6:12 and I have received a copy on a gmail account on my phone. However, I have not received anything on my laptop. I see that 10 classmates have read the email though.

I just checked my spam folders again and nothing there. This is very confusing. Bob

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:56 PM - Response #6

It's 8:51 and still no email to my email address. I did receive the email at my and addresses.

My wife has not received her email either. We both checked our spam folders.

I can't help but wonder how many other classmates have not received their email either. Bob

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 AM - Response #7

Do they give you a way to whitelist domains?

If so, please add or just if they don't allow specific addresses. I'm not seeing a bounce from mindspring. Does your wife use mindspring as well?


Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 8:04 AM - Response #8

I don't know what it means to whitelist domains. The emails I send have my name in the from area, however, when you hold the cursor over my name, this appears:

My wife uses as well.

I just noticed that the 2 emails I sent to the class the afternoon of 5/13/2022, only about half of each has been read by classmates. This is very unusual as most are usually read within 24 hours.

Could this be because I sent 2 emails on 5/13, one at 4:45 pm and one at 5:11 pm? I don't usually send 2 emails in one day but we had two significant announcements to make in a short time. Bob

Edited 05/17/22 7:51 AM
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 8:14 AM - Response #9

One other thing: I just received at my address an email generated by ClassCreator that announced one classmates birthday and another one's upcoming birthday.

This did not go to my primary email address at

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:02 PM - Response #10

Mindspring got acquired by Earthlink so maybe this works for you on how to "whitelist"

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:24 PM - Response #11

Thanks for the input Jack. I have not found anything in a spam folder from

I have been using ClassCreator since 2011 and don't remember having a problem getting emails sent by them in the past.

This is an interesting problem because I am receiving lots of emails from friends, just can't receive emails sent by ClassCreator. Perhaps they will figure out the problem shortly.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6:17 PM - Response #12

It looks like multiple ISPs are ignoring email sent from Class Creator. My guess is that after the migration some ISPs learned that the sending address is not a valid email address - and then began to ignore any mail sent from CC's mail server at net address

Also, note that the link Jessica quoted for you to whitelist appears to be typo'd. It's really

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6:53 PM - Response #13

This is surprising. I sent the email to the class 5/14/22 at 6:10pm. It just arrived to my laptop at 6:45 on 5/15/22.

My wife got her email at the same time.

I don't know what caused over a 24 hour delay, but it finally came through. Thanks to whoever worked on this. Bob

Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:18 AM - Response #14

I spoke to soon.

This morning at 5:09 am, my email received a birthday announcement from ClassCreator. My email has not received anything, nor has the email for my wife.

I assume from this the problem still exists. Bob

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:59 AM - Response #15

It's been over 24 hours since ClassCreator sent an email about a classmates birthday. I have still not received the email at my address.

I first noticed this problem 5/13/2022 after I sent 2 emails to the class back to back. I don't know if sending 2 emails within a half hour of each other caused the problem or not.

This must be a much more severe problem than I thought it was.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM - Response #16

Something really weird is going on between ClassCreator and Mindspring or Earthlink.

For Example: ClassCreator emailed a birthday announcement from to my mindspring email address Mon, 16 May 2022 05:09:28.
It arrived at my mindspring email address Wed May 18 08:50:06 2022 This is over 2 days to deliver an email.

ClassCreator emailed a birthday announcement from a different site, Sanford Central High School Class Of 1960, Wed, 18 May 2022 05:06:48 and it arrived at my mindspring email address Wed, 18 May 2022 08:01:41. This is less than 3 hours to deliver an email.

Can someone please explain what I need to do differently to get emails from ClassCreator sent faster? 48 hour delivery of an email takes us back to the 1990's.

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:14 AM - Response #17

This problem continues. According to the source data of the email, a birthday announcement was sent from Sanford Central High School Class Of 1960 on Thu, 19 May 2022 05:15:32
It arrived to my email on Fri May 20 08:59:13 2022 That's over 27 hours for an email to get delivered.

Will this problem with mindspring or earthlink get resolved? Bob

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:19 PM - Response #18

Bob, it could just be that the routing it takes to your server and finally to mindspring email server response to YOU is just slow. Not exactly related to CC. I think you said email provider is fast?

That's pretty much points to mindspring not cc.

You can replicate the test by sending the same messages to BOTH addresses and see if that difference in behavior continues to show that it's mindspring's issue.

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