Force d’Majeur


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Once upon a time we must mail our professor. The e-mail contained a draft that she must correct as soon as possible. Then we sent the e-mail to our professor and we thought our task had been done.

It made us wonder that she didn’t send us feedback. No gratification, no critic, no compliment. We thought our professor was too busy to reply us.

Two days later, the professor’s assistant phoned. The professor had been waiting for our mail, but she never received it. We told the assistant that the mail had been sent, but she didn’t trust us.

Then my partner, who was in charged for sending the mail, accidentally checked the spam box. And there it came..there was a mail from Yahoo which notified that one of mails which she sent two days ago was failed to be delivered. The failed mail was the mail that she sent to our professor, and the notification failure had been in spam box..

We tried to send the e-mail for the second time and texted the professor’s assistant that we had send e-mail to the professor. The assistant could not tell the news to the professor, coz the professor had been busy all day long.

But along those three days, the professor got mad coz her job had been delayed, coz she hadn’t got our mail. She didn’t even receive our second mail. We thought the mail had been trapped in professor’s spam box. She said she had checked her spam box and there was not even any single mail from us. She checked her spam box everyday, coz sometimes her bank bill got into it.

The disaster made me realize, that sending news by e-mail ain’t always more practical than giving it personally. Sometimes we’ve sent the e-mail to someone, but he doesn’t read it coz he never checks out his inbox. Or the e-mail ain’t received by his inbox, but it’s entered into his spam box. Or the e-mail is failed to deliver, coz we misspell the e-mail address and we don’t realize the mistake. Writing an e-mail to will never work out if the real address is

Then, now I have a new habit. Each time I mail someone and expect the e-mail to be read immediately, I’ll text him to tell him that I’ve just sent him an e-mail.

Ya know what, face to face looks more practical.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cahya
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 06:11:36

    Well, that is way I didn’t like Yahoo that much 😀 – I prefer my personal email take in care within my very own domain, more secure I think :).


    • Vicky Laurentina
      Sep 01, 2010 @ 07:15:16

      We do regret about the disaster happened to our Yahoo mails. Rite now I’m thinking to move to other e-mail provider, but I guess that won’t be easy to tell all of my relations that I’ll move. 😀


  2. Ay
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 22:10:16

    back to snail-mail :D..


  3. slams
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 07:21:56

    sorry my english is not good onough
    I prefer use gmail for my email
    but i use both of it, I’m still use the free account hehe

    is it your english blog?


  4. agus tse
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 10:10:25

    english mother so this blog? I wrote to use google scholar would like spelling haha

    sometimes so if you send an email that does not know his address, cape dech?

    bu facebooknya ko d add ya?apakah sdh penuh?


  5. agus tse
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 10:37:55

    jiahh hihi
    maksudnya ini bu, blog pribadinya?, ak pakai sarjana google terjemahin ke inggrisnya, ya begitulah kadang2 kalu kirim email tidak tahu alamatnya…

    ak add 3 kali ga masuk2 error ad tulisan ini mulu…
    “Permintaan Ini Tidak Dapat Dikirim
    Apakah Anda mengenal pengguna ini secara pribadi? Untuk mencegah penyalahgunaan Facebook, permintaan ini tidak dapat dikirim. Silakan kunjungi Pusat Bantuan ”
    ini kan fbnya bu (ak dptkan dari serching)!/vicky.laurentina?ref=ts

    ok dech nanti sy colek ya bu


  6. Itik Bali
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 01:59:10

    Emang gitcu mbak, gak tahu pertimbangan apa dari yahoo yang kadang masukin email ke spam atau perbedaan dari dot com ke dot Akibatnya email yang urgent kerap gak terbaca/terkirim


  7. the chocolate lover
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 14:57:04

    hahaha, it would be more ridiculous when you also have to give them the hard copy and tell them the soft copy already being sent…


  8. alice in wonderland
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 15:22:01

    umm..aku lebih seneng pake gmail untuk email tapi kalo yahoo emang lebih enak buat chatting (YM-an)… tapi kalo mau ganti email susah juga ya kayak ganti no hape jadinya aku punya 2 email n rajin2 ngecek spam-box^^


  9. little spark
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 15:26:20

    ummm i prefer gmail than yahoo to do this email-task… and I heard they more secure than yahoo. But if you prefer not to change your email adress then you should always remember to check spambox^^ (fiuhh..susah banget comment pake bhs inggris)


  10. copas2
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 02:03:18

    Yah, harus rajin buka kedua-duanya ( inbox & spambox 🙂 )
    untuk hal2 penting lebih baik pake email google apps. lebih terpercaya.
    Met lebaran ya mbak,


  11. sigit
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:50:36

    oh ada bedanya ya antara dengan com
    bahasa inggrise angel bgt
    blas ra mudeng


  12. Fahmi
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 14:57:50

    hei,,its happened to me 2 month ago..
    my lecture gave me final exam, and we must sent the result via email to him
    but unfortunately, there was no email from me in his inbox.
    and i got bad mark because of this…
    then, i must prove him that i definitely sent him an email by watching him my sent folder…
    and finally he change my mark…


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