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Barbara Norway
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Hello,

I received a private email from one of the principal "celebrities" and author active on this site. The person sent me a thank you and I replied but now I'm wondering if it really was from who I think it was from. The reason I'm wondering is because it says that my reply is still unread after several days.

So I have two theories:

1) I did something wrong in replying within the private area and so the person never saw it, or
2) Someone spoofed the name of the "famous" person.

Wait, I guess there's a third guess: The person doesn't have the flag set to let them know by email that someone has sent them a private message.

Can someone help me figure this out?

Thanks in advance.
Barbara
 
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Wait, I guess there's a third guess: The person doesn't have the flag set to let them know by email that someone has sent them a private message.

In fact, if you have the flag set, you get a full copy of PM mailed to you, not only notification, so there is no particular reason to go to the site and read the PM again -- unless you are going to reply. But this is confusing, agree.
 
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Actually, Kathy (good guess, huh? ) probably does have the flag set. When you get an email telling you about a private message, that email contains the text of the message itself, so there's actually no need to then go and read it on the Web. She probably saw the email, and that's enough.

If you were expecting an answer back, I'm sure it will come -- but with new books out and more in the pipeline, Kathy is one busy cowgirl, so it might take a while.
 
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Hi Mapraputa,

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I see what you mean. They might have just read it in their email and so I would still see it as "unread" in my private email area on Javaranch even though they did indeed read it.
 
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I'm glad you wrote here!! I did get the email, but everything from "javaranch" gets routed into a different mailbox, and I wasn't looking *there*. Anyway, I just found it, and yes, it really was from *me*

I'm writing you offline now...

cheers and thanks--if you hadn't mentioned it here, I might have missed it. I'm still in the process of *training* my email filters...and I'm about as effective there as I am with my dog Clover. (who, granted, *does* know polymorphism, but can't manage any other tricks beyond "sit" which to her means "sit but only if you really FEEL like it".

-Kathy
 
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Maybe Clover's "inner cat" is coming out. Or she's just as *smart* as a cat and does what she wants to do. So she's the dog who learned polymorphism from HF Java.
 
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Originally posted by Barbara Norway:
Maybe Clover's "inner cat" is coming out. Or she's just as *smart* as a cat and does what she wants to do. So she's the dog who learned polymorphism from HF Java.


 
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