Yesterday, I made an horrific discovery. I was given a password to a new email address the seminary has given me (apparently some time ago!) Instead of firstname.lastname@example.org the new address is email@example.com. For several months I have been blissfully unaware of this parallel email presence because I still seemed to be receiving the bulk of my emails.
However, when students complained this week that their term assignments had been sent into me I realized something was (very)wrong. They had all been using my other address to which I had no access. I pleaded with the IT department - please help me!
So, yesterday, armed with my password I discovered what I have been missing. A couple of thousand emails! As I plough through them, so far I have discovered three invitations to speak at conferences; an interview with Wall Street Journal; requests for publications; messages from so many people. Oh No! I have begun to follow up with humble apologies but am often many months late.
If you are one of my victims - please receive my apologies. I shall hope to be restored as one email personality soon.