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  1. #1
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    Default No emails since December

    It seems that since early November I do not receive any email notifications about new posts of the threads that I am subscribed.

    Any one else having the same problem?

    Before posting this, I have already checked anti-spam filters of my email provider. No emails are on hold. So it must be a forum matter.

    Ioannis
    Last edited by Ioannis; - 25th January 2021 at 08:51. Reason: early November, not December

  2. #2
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    Default Re: No emails since December

    Hello,

    yes understood.

    At this time, the system is NOT sending emails.

    I don't know when I will be able to enable email sending again.

    There are several issues related to email, not least of which is the issue of false positives on the spam registers.

    We get thousands of false applications to join the forum, from bots and malicious entities that wish to abuse the system to bombard the forum with garbage spam posts and advertising. We filter these, - successfully - hence you don't see spam posts very often on the forum. Though, in the background, every fake registration attempt generates an confirmation email to the registrants email address. Many of these email addresses are gmail addresses and others are real addresses . Because they are fake registrations using invalid or addresses used without the owners permission. The forum gets marked as a source of spam.

    If this goes unchecked, the forum will be banned, and marked as malicious.

    there are other reasons, but at present, mail is not being processed.

    There are solutions, but i'm short on time. I need to put some hours into configuring a new mail application, stronger filters and verification etc.

    Actually, because of other abuse attempts the mail server is not only disabled, but actually completely removed from service at present. What does not exist cant be abused.

    I will try to find time to look into this again next week.
    Lester - Forum Administrator
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    www.crownhill.co.uk

  3. #3
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    Default Re: No emails since December

    Sounds like things are much more challenging than the last time I ran a forum (over 10 years now). I don't envy your plight. However, we appreciate the work you do to provide the valuable service.

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    Default Re: No emails since December

    Thank you Lester for the reply. We do understand and are grateful for your efforts.

    Ioannis

  5. #5
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    Default Re: No emails since December

    please check for emails

    emails should begin arriving today
    Lester - Forum Administrator
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    www.crownhill.co.uk

  6. #6
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    Default Re: No emails since December

    Thank you Lester.

    OK, lets see if others receive my answer.

    Ioannis

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