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10-Aug-2005, 08:32 PM #1
Notifications not coming
I rely on e-mail notifications of additions to subscribed threads; those notices have been unreliable at times for almost a year now. There will be periods that notices will be consistent for weeks; then they will suddenly be sporadic for a while--or none at all.

Is anyone else having this problem?
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10-Aug-2005, 10:16 PM #2
Might want to ask your ISP about turning down Spam filtering, or adding us to your white list. Also, you can try a free email account from a site like http://mail.yahoo.com/
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10-Aug-2005, 11:20 PM #3
I had the same problem with my Mexico ISP, prodigy.net.mx --- sometimes they would make it thru, sometimes not. I called them and they claimed they were not filtering, but since I changed my forum email address to a gmail account, no problema
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19-Aug-2005, 12:32 AM #4
Charter says they don't do filtering. With their denying this, I guess I'm just stuck.
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19-Aug-2005, 09:02 PM #5
Get a GMAIL account, they have POP access, as well as a email notification utility.
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19-Aug-2005, 09:10 PM #6
I have a friend who works for Charter, I can check with her (just sent her an email, hopefully it won't be blocked )

If you need a Gmail invite, I'm sure we have enough to go around
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29-Aug-2005, 12:45 PM #7
I just joined the forum and I didn't get notification of my first three replies, as far as I can see I'm set up to get notified, the odd thing is I always get notification from another big forum I send to, never missed one, is there any way I could have my settings checked, as there are some areas in "options" I'm not sure about, eg in my subscribed threads list the thread I started is displayed but there is a check box Labeled "instant" under "notification" which, every time I check it and enter or reload, re-sets to unchecked. Is that significant?
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29-Aug-2005, 12:48 PM #8
Are you using a hotmail address? Or AOL? Sometimes they filter heavy, and sometimes people report things as spam to them by accident.
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29-Aug-2005, 03:14 PM #9
Hi
No, I'm using my server, ntlworld, which does receive notifications from other forums. Should I just carry on regardless and see if it starts to notify later, as the other people that wrote in seem to do?
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29-Aug-2005, 03:16 PM #10
Hmmmm...I checked your profile earlier, you were using a hotmail address here. Did you just now change it?
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29-Aug-2005, 04:11 PM #11
Well that's strange, I had a hotmail address there? Sorry if I misled you then, i don't even remember changing it!
But I'm getting notifications now, so everything seems to be sorted
Thanks for your help
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29-Aug-2005, 04:16 PM #12
Great, thanks for the follow-up.
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