For a March 1-17 first-time trip to Italy, I hope to contact various hotels directly for various reservations March 9-16, but when I sent a Gmail inquiry to one Rome hotel*, using the hotel's website email link [firstname.lastname@example.org], a day later I got a server auto-reply "Could not initiate SMTP conversation with any hosts". My question: should I be adding (or replacing) ".it" somewhere before or after ".com" ..for this or any/all email inquires to Italy?
*this is a hotel for which I already have March1-8 reservations through a 'vacation club' membership ..I wanted to double-check that I'm 'booked'. Or could it be that the e-address is just for some generic Italian hotel website developer, and not to the front desk of the specific hotel?
As I recall, the hotel website was 'translated' from Italian by my browser ..but I doubt that would affect the display of the hotel email contact?