We've had a similar, possibly related, problem with the code4lib list in the past. Perhaps the same problem occurs with the wiki email.
The issue occurs when an email is sent out to a person, claiming to be from that person. Postini sees that and interprets it as an attempt to spoof email headers and rejects the email. There is no sign of the email in the persons folders. (There is a more general case of postini seeing email for someone in a company claiming to be from that company and it again rejects the email. That was our code4lib problem where messages from anyone else at OCLC failed to reach the rest of the OCLC subscribers. Worse yet, the mailing list manager counts those rejections and would unsubscribe us after some number of rejections was reached.)
Just a thought. Emails disappearing completely is unusual.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert J. Haschart
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:56 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Editing Code4lib Wiki
Same for me. I checked the spam, junk and trash folders, and even the Code4Lib folder, thinking the routing rule might have put it there.
On Thu, 7 Feb 2013 01:23:22 +0000
"Wick, Ryan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, several people don't seem to even get the messages in their spam
>or junk folders. And I don't see a way I can say "confirm this user's
>For now, I've disabled email confirmation on the wiki. This won't help
>if you need to reset your password (so still email me your account info
>and I can take care of it) but should let others get started easier.
>Also you can try a new account with a different email address, such as Gmail.
> Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 4:43 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Editing Code4lib Wiki
> Perhaps the spam filters killed the messages? When I checked the
>headers, I'm seeing X-Spam-score of 9 or 10 from the confirmation
>([log in to unmask]) and password reset emails
>([log in to unmask]). I received both messages fine, and they didn't land in my spam/junk folder.
>Perhaps other people might have had those messages land in their
>spam/junk folders? Assuming the messages left the oregonstate.edu server.
> Alisak Sanavongsay · Digital Assets Programmer ·
>http://library.ucmerced.edu · 209.201.9073 · [log in to unmask]
> On Feb 6, 2013, at 4:27 PM, "Wick, Ryan" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Yeah it should be sending an email, showing as coming from
>>[log in to unmask] but a few people aren't getting them.
>> Send me your account name (here or the above gmail) and I can reset
>>your password manually.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
>>Of Robert Haschart
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:25 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Editing Code4lib Wiki
>> I have tried editing the Code4lib wiki several times, but keep
>>getting a you have not confirmed your e-mail address message.
>> I then go to the Preferences page and try to do so. I am told that a
>>confirmation code is being mailed to me, but no mail ever seems to arrive.
>> Does anybody have any suggestions?
>> -Bob Haschart