Why Is My Email Bouncing?

Your email will be delivered successfully if it passes some basic tests. In reality, an email system is complex with hundreds of rules. In this article, I will explain the 5 basic tests an email must pass in order to be delivered to your inbox.

Email delivery path previewThe first test I would like to describe is whether the recipient actually exists. Is this email going to someone who has an email address here? If it is not, there is no need to continue with the rest of the tests. Reject the Continue reading “Why Is My Email Bouncing?”

Firewall Explained

A firewall is necessary to keep you safe on the internet. But what the heck is it and how does it work? Well, if you have known me for any length of time, you would know that I like to explain things in easy to understand analogies. Most likely I have explained something to you in your own language.

Firewall rules are recipes

For example, if you are a cook, I would say something like: “a firewall is like a recipe. A list of ingredients that are allowed in your stew.” Or, if you are a gardener, I’d say, “A firewall is like your weed killer. A substance that suppresses weeds and allows your roses to thrive.”

By now you might start to understand the answer to the question, “What is a firewall?” Continue reading “Firewall Explained”