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    Unexpected changes

    Did something funny happen to the board on Saturday?

    Only this morning I suddenly realised I hadn't had any daily digests since Friday, so I came in to check it out - and found several replies to a post I had made, of which I hadn't been notified. So I checked out my subscriptions - and found I had been unsubscribed from ALL my subscriptions, and had ALL the email notifications switched off!

    I certainly didn't do this, so why did it happen, please?!
    Beryl M


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    Re: Unexpected changes

    I haven't heard of it happening to anyone else.

    The only possibility is that someone in Admin will have reset all your notifications * if * mail sent to your registered email address starts bouncing for whatever reason. There may have been a temporary glitch at your ISP which caused this, or some other blockage twixt you and the Lounge.
    It may sound a somewhat draconian measure, but I understand that it is not exactly unknown for users to either enter an incorrect email address when registering - honest, they really do! - or letting their mailbox fill up so that messages bounce with a 'Mailbox Full' message.

    I would be tempted to write it off as a freak occurrence

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    Re: Unexpected changes

    Sounds fair enough to me. We have had some problems with our network recently (my lounge email address is my work one) and one of them may have impacted the email server and caused messages to bounce.

    I shall keep an eye on it! <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>
    Beryl M


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    Re: Unexpected changes

    Hi Beryl,

    Yes indeed, that would have been my action. Ian isn't available at the moment, so I took over the main house-keeping of the lounge. One of those tasks involves solving problems about bounced emails.

    You would have been one of about 10 a day whose emails bounced, either because there was a problem with the ISP or say the mailbox had overflowed or whatever. I get about 70 of those bounces a day. Any lounger who generates more then 2 per day gets the same treatment. This is not meant as a punishment, it is simply to ease the load on the server and on me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. Alas, unfortunately, once your email isn't working I can't actually inform you of the fact that I canceled your email subscriptions and notifications <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    Anyway, welcome back Beryl, and, thanks a ton or heaps if you like for the massive contribution you make to the board.

    We all appreciate it
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Unexpected changes

    Thank you for the kind comments, and in that case, I'll let you off!

    My first reaction on reading your message was to think, "well, why didn't he email me to tell me he was turning it off *before* he did so?" <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> ... but of course moments later I realised that, since the reason for it was because my emails were bouncing, that wouldn't have done any good ...! <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15>

    In turn thank YOU for taking on the housekeeping (boardkeeping?) and keep up the good (if confusing) work! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    Beryl M


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