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Author:  seanmurd [ Thu August 25th, 2016, 00:24 GMT ]
Post subject:  Email notifications no longer working?

Sometime in the past year, I stopped getting email notifications when there were new posts to a thread I was subscribed to. I've checked my preferences and I'm still set up to receive these emails, but I never get them anymore. Anyone have any idea why? I'm on a Mac using Safari, if that matters. Thanks in advance!

Author:  kuddukan [ Thu August 25th, 2016, 01:34 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

What type of email do you have?

Emails from ER typically wind up in my Yahoo spam filter.

Author:  Queen Anne Lace [ Thu August 25th, 2016, 03:40 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

If you don't read the new posts on the threads you are subscribed to, you will stop
receiving notifications.
Maybe that's what's happened?

Author:  seanmurd [ Thu August 25th, 2016, 18:08 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

kuddukan wrote:
What type of email do you have?

Emails from ER typically wind up in my Yahoo spam filter.

I'm using Apple Mail, as I have for years without problem. I've checked my Junk folder several times, and never had an ER notice go there. Very puzzling.

Author:  seanmurd [ Thu August 25th, 2016, 18:10 GMT ]
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Queen Anne Lace wrote:
If you don't read the new posts on the threads you are subscribed to, you will stop receiving notifications. Maybe that's what's happened?

Nope, I've gone back to subscribed threads and caught up on them, and still don't get the email notices. I've tried subscribing to new threads, thinking maybe it's just the old ones that I'm cut off from, but no luck.

I have "Notify me" checked for this very thread, but I still had to go back myself and check to see if anyone replied! :?:

Author:  my precious time [ Fri August 26th, 2016, 07:28 GMT ]
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seanmurd wrote:
Nope, I've gone back to subscribed threads and caught up on them, and still don't get the email notices.

Maybe it makes a difference if you open the threads from here or if you open the link in the notification mails? Try clicking on the links in the last notification mails and see if you get new mails.

Author:  seanmurd [ Sat August 27th, 2016, 05:03 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

my precious time wrote:
seanmurd wrote:
Nope, I've gone back to subscribed threads and caught up on them, and still don't get the email notices.

Maybe it makes a difference if you open the threads from here or if you open the link in the notification mails? Try clicking on the links in the last notification mails and see if you get new mails.

I will try that, but it doesn't explain why I stopped getting the notifications in the first place. It never mattered before how you read the threads; as long as there were no "new" posts to read, you got an email.

I do appreciate the attempts to help, by the way. Keep the suggestions coming -- I'm hoping that an administrator sees this thread at some point and can fix this!

Author:  Karl Erik [ Sat August 27th, 2016, 06:46 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

I see you and am totally incompetent about this. I checked the box "Notify me when a reply is posted" and since then I have been receiving an email whenever the thread gets a new post. So it works for me. I am sorry I can't help.

Author:  oldmanemu [ Tue August 30th, 2016, 23:45 GMT ]
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it has been over 9 months since I last received an email. I have done eveything suggested over that time and still nothing. As some other posters are now reporting similiar experiences , I nwould suggest the fault is ER's and not ours.

Author:  seanmurd [ Thu September 1st, 2016, 14:30 GMT ]
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Karl Erik wrote:
I see you and am totally incompetent about this. I checked the box "Notify me when a reply is posted" and since then I have been receiving an email whenever the thread gets a new post. So it works for me. I am sorry I can't help.

Hi Karl -- thanks for checking in. Is there anyone on the technical end of the website or forum who could look into this? It's really frustrating!

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Sat September 3rd, 2016, 14:42 GMT ]
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OK, I've created a new account -- maybe this will work? Somebody please respond to this thread so I can find out!

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Sat September 3rd, 2016, 16:17 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Well, question answered -- creating a new account did the trick, and I have started getting email notifications again! Still hope my original user account can be fixed somehow...

Author:  oldmanemu [ Fri September 16th, 2016, 07:47 GMT ]
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Sean Murdock wrote:
Well, question answered -- creating a new account did the trick, and I have started getting email notifications again! Still hope my original user account can be fixed somehow...

Doubt it, I have been waiting since January.

Author:  Karl Erik [ Fri September 16th, 2016, 07:59 GMT ]
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Sorry, there is no team of Super Marios tooling around inside this machine.

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Fri September 16th, 2016, 12:05 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Karl Erik wrote:
Sorry, there is no team of Super Marios tooling around inside this machine.

No problem, Karl -- I just want to enjoy your great forum as much as possible!

Maybe I'll try going back to my original account, changing the email to the one that's working, and then if that works, changing it back. Either way, I'm getting notifications now!

Sean

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Fri September 16th, 2016, 13:48 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Sean Murdock wrote:
Karl Erik wrote:
Sorry, there is no team of Super Marios tooling around inside this machine.

No problem, Karl -- I just want to enjoy your great forum as much as possible!

Maybe I'll try going back to my original account, changing the email to the one that's working, and then if that works, changing it back. Either way, I'm getting notifications now!

Sean


Note to anyone having similar problems -- switching to the "working" email doesn't work, because the forum won't let me use an email address for Account #1 that is already in use (by Account #2). So, for now, I just have to use this alternate account. Not the worst thing in the world.

Author:  oldmanemu [ Fri October 14th, 2016, 10:56 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Still waiting for this to be fixed.

Author:  oldmanemu [ Wed March 8th, 2017, 00:02 GMT ]
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6 months later , still nothing has been done!!!

Author:  oldmanemu [ Wed August 2nd, 2017, 00:30 GMT ]
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4 more months still waiting. How much longer please?

Author:  man on a bridge [ Wed August 2nd, 2017, 07:54 GMT ]
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Do you have to sign up for the notifications ? :oops:
I always just log in and check new posts

moab

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Thu August 17th, 2017, 14:47 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

man on a bridge wrote:
Do you have to sign up for the notifications ? :oops:
I always just log in and check new posts

moab

Of course you can always log in and check for new threads and posts, but getting the email notice sure is convenient.

Author:  AndoDoug [ Thu August 17th, 2017, 21:11 GMT ]
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Sean Murdock wrote:
Of course you can always log in and check for new threads and posts, but getting the email notice sure is convenient.
It is, but for most people just clicking on 'view your posts' when you log in is an easy enough way to stay abreast of responses to the threads you've contributed to

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Wed August 23rd, 2017, 04:09 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

AndoDoug wrote:
Sean Murdock wrote:
Of course you can always log in and check for new threads and posts, but getting the email notice sure is convenient.
It is, but for most people just clicking on 'view your posts' when you log in is an easy enough way to stay abreast of responses to the threads you've contributed to

That's not really the point, though, is it? First of all, you're supposed to be able to subscribe to threads without actually responding to them, and still get notifications when they are updated. Secondly, there's a problem with the forum that has existed for several members for years now, and it's never been addressed. It's unfortunate, because the forum is a great one, but this glitch makes it harder (not easier) to interact with it.

Author:  Nightingale's Code [ Wed August 23rd, 2017, 04:22 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Is it that hard to just seek out the threads you want to see new posts on and peruse them periodically?

Author:  Sean Murdock [ Wed August 23rd, 2017, 06:11 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Email notifications no longer working?

Nightingale's Code wrote:
Is it that hard to just seek out the threads you want to see new posts on and peruse them periodically?

I didn't start the thread to debate the ease or difficulty of receiving email notifications vs. perusing the threads periodically. I started it because a feature of the forum (email notifications to subscribed threads) stopped working for myself and at least a few others; I was hoping the problem could be resolved, but it seems it won't be. Honestly, why even contribute to the thread unless you're (a) having the same problem, or (b) offering a solution?

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