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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    These have stopped for the last couple of days or so, for no apparent reason.

    I'm using Yahoo email and still receiving messages from other senders. I've also checked my email address in the control panel and that's correct too. Email alerts are still set for instant notification, too.

    I have a feeling that this problem is happening just to me, otherwise people would be shouting about it on here, lol :)
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    w1zzard did do an update to the email server not long ago, this may be related.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=103456
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    Try switching it off, saving the setting and switching it back on again, if that's not working check that you've got subscriptions to the threads you want e-mails about. If that's not working then you're SOL and have the same issue I had about a month and a half ago, wait a week and it'll have fixed itself, unless Wizzard was lying and HAD changed something...
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    Ok tried that, will see how it goes.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    replying for test purposes.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Nope, still nothing. :(
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    Same problem here. Been checking the subscribed threads under user CP until something fixes itself. I am also using Yahoo mail.
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    Yeah. Haven't gotten any emails either. But I don't really mind. I'm also using Yahoo mail.
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    interesting, i'm on gmail with no issues - everyone with issues has yahoo mail?
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    mine have slowly declined in the past week.

    i get 1 email for every 5-6 posts in a single thread it seems
  12. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its supposed to email you once, until you come back.

    So you get an email for the first new post, but you dont get 50 emails for 50 posts. (one email per thread, til you come back)
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    See Mussels, it's hardly ever worked like that for me. It almost always sends me some number of e-mails when there's a response, sometimes I'll get 5 from one response and sometimes I'll get 8 e-mails when 8 different people have responded, and sometimes it works.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    ... move to gmail! (i did, cause yahoo was always filling up with spam)
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i've had gmail since it was invite only. probably 5 years or so. maybe longer.
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    I use Windows live mail for notifications as I'm on MSN a fair amount of time (through Pidgin so I could set up GMail to do the same I know), I've got a gmail address for important stuff (like correspondence with cadets parents about a dinner I've helped organise, it's not been given to anyone else yet.) I'll give that a go though and use one gmail for spammy types of e-mails (notifications from here and the ones on Facebook).
  17. qubit

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    Still no alerts.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its broken and its yahoos fault - nothing can be done for now, except moving off yahoo.
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    Indeed. I saw post from W1zz (can't find it now) saying that TPU's IP address has been blacklisted by Yahoo in error and he's trying to get it sorted.

    If it's not sorted within the next few days, then I will indeed start using a different email provider just for TPU.
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    then start switching your email address .. doesnt look like yahoo is interested in receiving our emails

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    a small percentage of mail goes through however

    # cat /var/log/maillog | grep "ts03" | wc -l
    183525 <-- blocked emails, yes we send out A LOT of new thread notifications
    # cat /var/log/maillog | grep "sent" | grep "yahoo" | wc -l
    1728 <-- sent emails
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    Yahoo's response was the standard pathetic boilerplate zero-help response we see from so many companies nowadays. :banghead: I'll add the TPU address to the exceptions and see if it helps and I'll let you know. Otherwise, it's time to switch.
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    i just bypassed it i got my own account and just forward it to my yahoo one.
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    lol i got a reply, added it to the quotes above
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    >.< you just spammed yahoo

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