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I have a former school (.edu) e-mail account that has been converted to an alias, which is supposed to forward everything to my paid Go Daddy account. However, e-mails from certain domains never seem to arrive. Such domains include Yelp, Facebook and Meetup, to name a few. Meetup actually complains about receiving bounced messages.

I've sent several test to that address from my other accounts, and all of them seem to go through. This is extremely hard to diagnose as my e-mails never bounce. I don't know whether the problem lies with my e-mail alias or Go Daddy account.

Anyone know where to start?

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This is something you need to take up with the admins of the .edu account. It sounds like it is bouncing e-mails from the some domains - perhaps for policy reasons. –  ChrisF Oct 11 '12 at 22:05
Yeah, I suspected the problem was on my (old) school's side. I did ask them to look into the issue, but so far they have not responded. I guess I'll poke them again in a few days. –  Danny Chia Oct 13 '12 at 6:42
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about email forwarding, not a web application. –  Al E. Mar 23 at 0:02

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I have seen the same issue sometimes

1 - The problem is very likely that the email is not actually coming "to" you. It is coming to a Facebook group or to a Meetup group Many schools and companies will not forward an email unless the sent to email address is actually in the to field. It's because your email address is no longer an actual email box - it is actually more like a list-serv and is forwarding.

If they forward an email to your new address....

2 - your NEW ISP might flag it as spam also because again, the actual email address being forwarded it to is not on the email - but given the results you've mentioned, I think it is very likely the problem discussed above

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