If you are a member, we always recommend that you use the "apply online" feature of the membership. When you use the apply online button, the application is sent directly to the employer.
When you use the email address, i.e. Jobfirstname.lastname@example.org is is sent through a 30 step filtration process to weed out spam, illegitimate applications etc so there is a possibility of it getting caught in one of the filters.
When you use the online application system, it goes directly to the employer and we track the application. If there is any reason it doesn't reach the employer, we can resend on your behalf or let you know it didn't go through. If you send via your own email program we have no ability to track what you have sent.