not receiving emails

Before I left ESO, I asked helpdesk forwarding my @eso email to a private address. I had checked carefully about the email policy. The emails should keep forwarding for one year after my leave. But a few days ago, I finally realized that the email forwarding was not working at all since April 1, after being noticed by two friends that they had sent emails to me but received no replies.

So if you want to contact me, please email to yanfeng at has been disabled

I hope I haven’t missed any important messages.

Of course, I sent a request to But they said the policy has been changed, the email account would be locked three months after a personnel leaves.

That is really unusual, the sudden change of policy, and the ultra-short buffer time for email switching as well. As I know, many institutes keep email addresses for past employees and students.

Even more unfortunately, I had used the ESO email address in all of my publications. So I am not reachable at all when any readers find my papers interesting.

2 replies on “not receiving emails”

I assume ESO is following a typical private corporate path, where a leaving employee’s e-mail and phone will be terminated at 5pm on the last day.

Your blog is well indexed by Google. Just leave the ESO address in your blog and people who tries to find you with the old address will be directed here by Google.

Good luck with your new job.

good point. I will leave my eso email address at least in this post.

The problem is my email address has been locked but not deleted. There is no “no such email address”notice sending out, when people try to contact me.

How many people would google an author’s email address.

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