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    email notifications

    I've stopped getting email notifications of replies to my posts. This is annoying as I have to remember what subjects I've posted and then go and find them. Is this a forum glitch or is there a setting somewhere I need to change? I always got email notifications until a month or so ago.

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    Re: email notifications

    Your ISP is bouncing the notifications with a 554 error.
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: email notifications

    >> Your ISP is bouncing the notifications with a 554 error

    Do you know this for a fact or are you surmising? If the former, can you email me and attach the bounce message? What is a 554 error?

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    Re: email notifications

    With that level of specificity, I doubt it's surmise!

    I believe notifications are sent from the recipient (sender = recipient), which some mail servers reject as a sign of spamminess. Not sure if there is a solution to that, but if you search this board, you might find our last discussion on this issue.

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    Re: email notifications

    By the way, you could use the watched threads feature to keep track of your threads. If you go to your control panel, they will be listed there, I believe with an indication of whether there has been new activity in the thread since your last visit.

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    Re: email notifications

    Andrew,

    Check out <post#=586,224>post 586,224</post#>

    We discuss almost identical problems in this thread. IT'S YOUR ISP. Don't let them talk you out of it. In the meantime, Gmail will work for you.
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    Re: email notifications

    If I change my email address here to my gmail address, enable POP email for my gmail account and configure Outlook to download it, are you saying that I will get the notifications again? Sounds good to me. Don't reply to this for thirty minutes to give me time to make the changes.

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    Re: email notifications

    Its been 30 minutes, so I will reply.
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    Re: email notifications

    OK, done that. Let's see if Outlook gets this.

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    Re: email notifications

    Oops! Forgot to submit the changes. <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: email notifications

    Woohoo! It works!

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    Re: email notifications

    Sure, no worries, I've emailed you the bounce message.
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: email notifications

    It's been over 30 minutes but I've been away from the computer, so I see you have been getting the messages OK.

    Now if you want to fight it out with your ISP, you can always go back to the original address as I have. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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    Re: email notifications

    Thanks Claude for sending me the bounce message. It seems the missing emails were bounced by outblaze.com, not my ISP. I'm not sure where outblaze fits into the scheme of things, but their name seems to be in the headers of all the email I get, so it passes through their servers somewhere. I emailed their postmaster and complained. They emailed me back saying the block had been removed (no explanation, however). I've changed my email here back to what it was and am waiting to see if I get notified of this post.

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    Re: email notifications

    It's fixed. I was notified of the reply to myself after I contacted outblaze.com.

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