So I checked my Mail Chimp program, which automatically notifies blog subscribers every time I write a new post. Mindfulness is noticing the sick feeling when the statistics page revealed that half of my email notifications had bounced. Two weeks in a row. Mindfulness is noticing a combination of relief and irritation that hubby was right. (If you’re really mindful, you notice them and then move on.)
Links on the stats page led me to a Yahoo help page. By studying it through a magnifying glass and my reading glasses at the same time, I learned my emails had been “bounced due to policy reasons.” What policy? 550-5.7.1 DMARC policy. Oh. Of course. Mindfulness is noticing the exact second and precise spot on my left eyebrow when and where a headache twanged into existence. (If you’re really mindful, you noticie the twang and then move on.)
I returned to Mail Chimp for the translation. Yahoo would not send my emails because the sender’s (that was me) email address was yahoo.com but the sender’s mail server was not yahoo. (that was Mail Chimp.) I needed to create a brand new email account. Mindfulness is noticing how I wanted to run screaming from the room. You feel it, don’t you? (If you’re really mindful, you notice the headache and the pressure of the stifled sceam, pop a couple of aspirin, and then move on.)
So, I set up the new email account firstname.lastname@example.org. Gosh, it was easy.
So, if you haven’t heard from me for a couple of weeks, scroll down to "Chicagoland" and "Cure for the Common Cold."
Mindfulness is noticing my muscles relax as the aspirin kicks in.