I haven't recieved emails in weeks. No invitations, no client emails, nothing. I sent my client a few emails and he never got them. I pretty much stopped using Upworks messaging system as they have been completely unreliable for several weeks.
I had a few prospects about that time and I stopped getting messages from them. They were ready to hire and get started but then they just dissapeared.
I am still getting system messages. End of week notice, transaction notice, etc... I haven't had any job invites in about a month.
I think this happened to me before I was active here. Had a guy say "Jen, when can you start?" Replied and then never heard from him. I guess it's always possible he never came back, but I dunno he seemed pretty good to go.
I just found out someone replied to one of my proposals on Friday. No email notification and the orange ball, which a week ago was permanently on even when I didn't have notifications, now isn't appearing when I do.
Good tip; I'll start doing the same. Like I don't have enough tabs open already. This is a complete pain in the donkey.