Thanks for the help, I would never have figured it out.How about now? The biggest issue appears to have been that Google changed some of their spam authentication protocols right around Christmas time. Depending on the volume of emails going out from the bonsainut web site, this would occasionally flood our outgoing email server with email failures - causing the server to time out for a while and reject out-going emails for other services (not just gmail). It was this intermittent problem that was causing me fits - sometimes working sometimes not.
So if I have everything configured properly, gmail should now work, and we should not have intermittent problems with other mail services (mail.com, yahoo.com, mindspring.com, etc).
I just want to make sure I understand what you are saying. You are saying:I just posted a new thread so checked back, i have 1 new mail message and 5 notifications, 4 are likes and 1 is a reply.
I would expect an email alert for the mail and 1 for the reply (not for the likes), but no email.
Thats correct.I just want to make sure I understand what you are saying. You are saying:
(1) You started a new thread and left the site
(2) Some time later you returned to the site, and the site said you had one conversation note, and five alerts (4 post interactions and 1 post reply).
(3) You didn't receive any emails for any of this
I checked your options and everything is set up correctly - ie you SHOULD be receiving emails. It seems strange that you are receiving emails from the site some of the time... but not all of the time. This would tend to indicate a problem on the receiving end - ie the likelihood that your email service (Yahoo!) is flagging these automatic replies as spam, and is filtering them.
Similar to the recent browser security certificate issues, many bulk email providers (ymail, gmail, etc) are ratcheting up email screening in order to try to reduce spam. Previously they used to err on the side of - better that some spam leak through than we get a 'false positive' and screen out a legitimate email. Now however, there are numerous times when legitimate emails are getting screened and blocked - before they ever get the chance to hit your spam folder.Ill check out deeper with yahoo. i was thinking perhaps the sites little issue with being flagged as unsecure, was then prompting the email provider to flag emails as spam.
Hey man, I work in IT, and I’m very good at it lol, trust me, you aren’t alone.Yet once again I am on the electronic shit list. Notifications not working as usual after an upgrade.
Just to clarify things I was not going after you, I was stating a fact. Every time this site has gone through an upgrade I have had to beg my way back onto the site in one form or another. I resent the innuendo that it is somehow something I have done.Hey man, I work in IT, and I’m very good at it lol, trust me, you aren’t alone.
It’s either yahoo (for me) disliking something about the site and turning off, or something more website related, hence why I asked here . If it were more website related, a lot more people should be commenting about it so maybe not!
Annoying me a bit though, that’s for sure.
I’ve tried turning the preferences off and on, just case. No luck yet.
Perhaps many more as I, assumed this was covered in the thread under Announcements..."If you can read this"...If it were more website related, a lot more people should be commenting about it so maybe not!...
Yeah I didnt take offense, all good . I just always see things from a technical, IT member of staff point of view. So I am bias.Just to clarify things I was not going after you, I was stating a fact. Every time this site has gone through an upgrade I have had to beg my way back onto the site in one form or another. I resent the innuendo that it is somehow something I have done.
I recieved an email notification of a message today! So looks like it may be fixed.. will see if I continue to get email notifications.Perhaps many more as I, assumed this was covered in the thread under Announcements..."If you can read this"
and figured it's just something that's in the fix list of things to do with the site transfer...so I am commenting. Probably more out there
that are not commenting, so +1 to the comments. I'm slow.