Brad, QE will do just fine. I'm not the stuffy type and Your Majesty does not suit me.
I'll try to explain things to you.
At some point after you made your first post you decided to Follow This Topic. I will assume you clicked the Follow This Topic
button on the top right hand side of this page.
When you follow a topic you are informed by the Bleeping Computer mailer when someone replies to the topic. This is the email you receive to let you know about a reply.
The email is not a post-it's simply the method used for letting you know someone has replied and who that person is. In a sense it is a communication in the form of a mail to you.
Notifications are useful so you don't have to keep checking the forum for replies if you are not following a topic.
As stated above, you cannot reply to a post notification email. email@example.com
is the address the notifications are sent from
. It is set up to send, but not to receive mail which is why it bounces when you reply.
The reply is being sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
, not to the email of the person who made the reply in the topic.
In order for YOU to reply you have to do it in the topic.
For forum purposes POST refers to what you see on the screen in the topics. This reply is a post. Any comments made by you or others are posts.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 August 2013 - 06:28 PM.
edit to correct a spelling error