Please be sure your e-mail is set to accept mail from all users;
do not set the preferences to accept mail only from the people you have
listed and do not set them to only accept mail from AOL-users. Sometimes
the settings are this way by default so please check the settings (instructions
If you don't have your mail program set properly, some or all people will not be able to contact you, including the Coordinator. The sender will receive a bounce message telling them you are "NOT ACCEPTING MAIL FROM THIS SENDER" and will be unable to reach you. This means that you may not receive messages from people who may have information to share with you. You may not receive replies to queries you submit, you won't receive the automated messages informing you of any replies to your posts and you may not be able to receive look-up requests or other requests for help.
If you set your mail options to accept mail only from AOL-users, anyone who is not an AOL-user will be unable to contact you. If they try to send you a message, they will also receive a bounce notice telling them know you are "NOT ACCEPTING MAIL FROM THIS SENDER".