"Steps To Take If You Are Not Receiving Mail From The Laugh Doctor, As You Have Requested"
You're here because you did not receive your confirmation email from your Fun Times subscription.
More critically, it also means that your ISP will filter out all future e-mail from us to you. So we will not be able to reply to you, even when you e-mail us to say that you are upset that you have not received our e-mail.
What to do? Check your "Junk" (or "Bulk") folder for the automated reply -- your ISP/mail service may have filtered it there. If not, they deleted it without telling you. Please do not be upset with your ISP/mail service. Please do not be upset with us either, because this is not our fault -- we did send the e-mail to the address you entered. Be angry with spammers, because this is their fault. Spam is such a enormous problem that all ISPs/mail services filter e-mail nowadays. "False-positives" (filters that drop e-mail by mistake) happen, due to the complexity and the sheer amount of spam they receive.
So what to do? All customer-focused ISPs and mail services recognize the problem of false-positives. So they provide you with ways to allow the e-mail that you specifically want to pass through the filter. It's kind of like a " manual over-ride of the system," and your ISP/mail service has most likely provided a simple tool for you to do it yourself. After all, we sent the mail. You want it. Your ISP's job is to deliver it.
So please whitelist our e-mail address(es) to ensure that you can receive all important support, e-zines, post-order, and other e-mail that you request. Click on this link to take the whitelisting steps.
Even if you do receive the automated e-mail reply, it's a great idea to whitelist because filtering software is unstable. What it accepts today, it might reject tomorrow. So please click on the above link to whitelist us. We only ever send you e-mail that you specifically request and expect.
As noted above, you will normally get our e-mail without any problem at all. But just in case you don't, take the whitelisting steps necessary. and then please return to this form.
Yours for fun
Laugh Doctor Junior
P.S. What should you do if you cannot whitelist us?
ISPs or mail services who do not whitelist may provide one or more reasons/excuses for their inability to deliver mail that you specifically want...
1) Your ISP will not do it. They may make up all kinds of excuses, or even blame us, but the bottom line is that they are not delivering e-mail that YOU want. Period.
2) You can't get their support group to tell you how to whitelist. Either they don't answer you, or they dance around the question, or deflect blame.
3) They don't provide the tools to whitelist, or the tools don't work, or it's simply technically impossible for them to do it. For example, the "safe list" at Hotmail does not work when you want to permit an address through their filter. Their shortcomings have become your problem. Switch.
4) Your ISP responds to a whitelist request BY TURNING OFF THE SPAM FILTERS COMPLETELY. That's like asking someone to put a gate in the high wall around your house and the reply is... "Sure, we'll just take the ENTIRE wall down." That is an irresponsible and self-focused response to a valid request -- it merely turfs the problem back onto the customer, which is an unacceptable reply. Do not accept this poor proposition.
No matter what the reason, it all boils down to the same thing. You have an ISP or mail service that is not fulfilling your most basic of EXPECTATIONS. You won't get what you want with an ISP like that.
So What To Do??
1) Complain... "Deliver My Mail!"
Complain by sending an e-mail to addresses that start with "abuse@" and "postmaster@" followed by the domain of your ISP or mail service (ex., if you are using an email@example.com, send your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Mail sent to those addresses has a good chance of being seen. Send it FROM THE ADDRESS YOU USE WITH THAT SERVICE, for emphasis. You might not get a reply, but regardless, it is important to register a complaint when a company does not deliver the service that you specifically EXPECT, the delivery of mail.
2) Please click upon the BACK button on your browser, enter a different e-mail address, and e-mail your question again. (If you want to use a free, Web-based address, Yahoo! Mail receives our e-mail without any problem.)
We are sincerely sorry for this bother. This is not our fault. If they try to confuse the issue or say bad things about us, please ask them to cc us. We have nothing to hide and are being very open about it -- we'll see if they are, too. If they refuse to cc us, please send us a cc of their communication.
No matter what they may say to make us look bad, it's really very simple...
We sent the mail. You want the mail. It is the obligation of your ISP/mail service to deliver it, no matter what they say.
For more information about bad ISPs who do not feel it is their obligation to "deliver the mail," please click here