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I lost an iPod 5, with iOS 7.1.1. It had Find My Iphone enabled. WiFi and GPS were off. Within a couple of hours of losing it, I went to iCloud, and set Lost Mode for the iPod. I also set a custom message for it to display my phone contact number. And I also set Notify me when found.

Yesterday I received a contact in my phone about the iPod, thanks to the custom message. I guess this means that the iPod went online.

But I did never receive any email notification.

Why is that?

PS: The question does not have an answer in the other tagged question. They are different.

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    Are you surprised that email is unreliable (enough that one specific message could get delayed or not ever deliver) or is there another practical question you have? – bmike Jul 11 '15 at 15:53
  • Did you check your spam folder? "Updates" —or similar— inbox in Gmail? – Jaime Santa Cruz Jul 11 '15 at 17:24
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    @Buscar웃SD - The questions were triggered by the same device/situation. But they are completely different. Moreover, they are quite specific, and stated explicitly as questions. I wonder how you suspected they are possible dupes... – sancho.s Jul 12 '15 at 10:17
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    @bmike - You are aiming at unreliability of delivery. That is always an option. But perhaps there was a different, clear reason for this. Then the question. – sancho.s Jul 12 '15 at 10:43

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