On 7/17/2020 7:26 PM, Corey Bailey wrote: > This is not about ISP's & most likely off topic, however for those of you with > websites, here is something that I learned: > > The problem started when I was not receiving emails that I knew had been > replied to. The 'no replies' list, as it grew, included some very astute > institutions, many universities & the LOC, just to name a few. Repeated > inquiries to the hosting company generated variations of the same unacceptable > answer: "There's nothing we can do." After some poking around, I learned that > many of the hosting companies are under one umbrella, owned by one company & > they are not willing to divulge that fact. As many as 50+ hosting companies are > on the same server with a firewalled front end that distributes data to them > all (a hosting mall, of sorts). Well, that firewall turned out to be the > culprit & that was the reason that my hosting company could do nothing about my > email problem. My answer to the problem was to go shopping for a hosting > company that owned their own servers & would give me full control over the data > that was addressed to me. In fact, those two requirements became two of the > qualifying questions that I asked. In the process, I was surprised to learn > that many, many hosting companies are pawns in this type of game. This narrowed > the field considerably but, eventually I picked a hosting company. So now, I > make my own stupid mistakes.Ã‚Â :-) OK Corey... spill the beans... who did you finally find? I've been down the road myself... I was very happy with Lunarpages before they were bought out by HOSTPAPA, a real dreary bunch to say the least. They won't take ownership of fouling up some parts of my website, and take responsibility to fix what they fouled! I have just ordered hosting from GODADDY who has been my domain registrar for years. Now I face the job of migrating to them. ... Graham Newton -- Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com World class professional services applied to tape or phonograph records for consumers and re-releases, featuring CEDAR's CAMBRIDGE processes.