Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Return to Sender.....

Wondering if anyone could provide me with some assistance please?

I've been away from blogging frightfully long, I know; but it hasn't taken long for Blogger to get on my "cranky" side.  I have visited several of your blogs and successfully left comments.  However, in the majority of cases, I receive an email notification stating that the message (which goes to your email inbox notifying you that I have left a comment) failed to be delivered.  Specifically, the error message I receive is as follows:

"Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

[Email address of the person whose blog I commented on]

Technical details of permanent failure:  Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain by [].

The error that the other server returned was:
550-5.7.1  Unauthenticated email from due to domain's DMARC policy.  Please contact administrator of domain if this was a legitimate email.  Please visit to learn about DMARC initiative.  m83si49380524ywd87 - gsmtp."

This is worrisome to me because I suspect that most of you rely on the email notifications to know if someone has commented, rather than going back to your actual blog post and looking to see if there has been a new comment.  This is particularly troublesome for me as I often am behind in my blog reading and may comment several days after a post has been made.  The long and short of it is that I feel that I am leaving comments that no one knows are being made.

I have "visited" the site referenced in the error message I receive, and have also researched this particular error and attempted the few "fixes" that were suggested.  Nothing, however, has helped me resolve the issue.  I know I've been gone a long while....did I miss something somewhere?  HELP!!!

Thanks kindly.....


HomeSpunPrims said...

So great to see you blogging again my friend! I don't have mine set up for emails so maybe that's why? I'm terrible about change!!
Hugs, Lori

Earlene L. said...

You can go to blogger help, cut and paste that message you recieve and they will get back to you. or you can explain to them what is going on. That's what I do and it always gets fixed with issues I have.
Hope it helps!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Knock on wood. I've not had that issue so I'm no help.
Good luck!
Hugs :)

Prims By The Water said...

I have issues with comments on some of my blogging friends..may have to do what Earlene said. Janice

Dicky Bird said...

I do respond to the email comments, however, I did look back at my post from yesterday and see you did leave me a rather nice comment. I didn't get an email notification. I will go back and send a reply from the comment. Thanks.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Mee too ... The comment shows on the blog, but I invariable get this "...failed permanently..." error on my e-mail message. I have just ignored it. Most importantly to me is that it shows under the blogs comment section.
I have a curious mind, but???

Penny said...

I was having the same issue. Since getting away from AOL everything has been fine. I noticed when I discovered your comment on my blog that your email address is an AOL address. Hope you got my response to your comment. :)

bettyj said...

I just left a comment and it disappeared. Heaven help us. Glad you are blogging again. I get the comments on my blog, but I have my email on the side bar/

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robin,
Wish I understood technology better!! I normally get a notice on my phone when someone leaves a comment, but there are several bloggers who leave comments on my post and I don't know till I happen to go back to look!! Sadly, your comments have been like that and I don't know why?? I have to respond via email, unless they are no reply!!
Soooo very frustrating!!! Hope you can get it figured out!!
Thank you sooo much for your visits and sweet comments!!
Warmest Hugs, my friend~

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Robin. I also have that issue, quite frequently. Are you on aol by any chance? I think it has something to do with sending from aol to gmail and some others. The comment shows up on the blog but does not go to their email.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oops, it bounce back :(

Cindi said...

I think it has to do with what email they have...of course they want everyone to have gmail. I do still comment because there is nothing worse than writing posts and getting no comments. I sure hope the crankiness doesn't stop you from blogging again I am so glad you are back!
Be blessed,

Mugwump Woolies said...

I have a problem getting comments as well. I don't get an email when you leave a comment...I find it when I check the comments. No's always good to hear from you...even if I have to hunt it down!

Kim said...

I don't get an email when you comment either. But keep commenting!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello My Fine Feathered Friend, so happy to see you blogging, but sad your having blogging woes. I cannot help you, sorry, hope gets fixed. Hugs Francine.

Me and My Stitches said...

I've noticed lately that I rarely get an e-mail when people leave a comment. It's so frustrating, because I want to respond to everyone who takes the time to comment. I try to remember to go check on the blog now and then, but honestly, I have too much going on to be doing that all the time! Let me know if you figure it out! Great to see you around blogland again!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Robin, I just found you today from something on Pinterest, so I am a new follower. That happens to me on only one blog that I follow. It is one from Norway and it does show up on her blog when I comment but I get the same message. Don't know why. I looked for a place to follow you by e-mail because that would show in my in-box whenever you post and then I wouldn't miss you, but I don't see any place to sign up. Even though this is how I get most of my follower's posts, I sadly can't put it on mine, as I can't figure it out. I can get to a certain point where it looks all right then it won't go any farther. If you or anyone reading might know what I have missed I would be so appreciative to hear about it..I love the concept of your blog and am going to be really happy to see more of your home..Happy Weekend..Judy

Farm Girl said...

I will put your blog in my side bar and hopefully you can leave comments. The comment you left today though was just fine.
I wonder why it does that?
So hopefully we can get this all squared away. Your pictures in the snow is just beautiful.

FlashinScissors said...

I have noticed some of my blogging friends have commented on my posts and I haven't received an email, I wondered if it was because they had Google+ and I don't? I've also found a lot of emails from bloggers have gone straight to junk mail!
Love your snow pictures, and I had wondered what strange birds these were!
Have a great week!