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Just a heads up I have posted several questions to different threads, clicked the watch button even, but haven't received any notifications recently, even after activity has posted.

I know as recently as a year ago, I wouldn't even have to click the watch post button, if I commented it would notify me if there's a new reply.

Is it user error? Methinks perhaps.

 
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If you are using gmail, hotmail, outlook, or yahoo emails then this is probably a problem with the email provider.  

Looking at your outbox so far the server has sent you one email today, two yesterday, two the day before.  I can see no error reports coming back.

your account is set up to only get an email if it's new since you last read the thread (logged in).  you can change your settings in your profile.

Did you get an email for this reply?

 
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r ranson wrote:If you are using gmail, hotmail, outlook, or yahoo emails then this is probably a problem with the email provider.  

Looking at your outbox so far the server has sent you one email today, two yesterday, two the day before.  I can see no error reports coming back.

your account is set up to only get an email if it's new since you last read the thread (logged in).  you can change your settings in your profile.

Did you get an email for this reply?



Thanks for your response R.

No I didn't receive an email for this reply.

I double checked my notification settings and everything looks kosher on my end. Nothing has been sent to spam, though I know one email I sent to Paul went to his spam, not sure if that's relevant or not.

Seems to have started abruptly a few weeks ago, and in this mean time I just found out I have been sent 2 purple moosages I never received as well.

Again thanks for the help so far.

 
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The system says it sent it, so I think the problem is something to do with your email provider.  Is it one of the ones I mentioned?  

Some email providers are so concerned about preventing spam that they protect their users from anything that might even seem a little bit spammy by pre-filtering it.  It never even shows up in the spam box.

It's very nice of them to stop the hundreds of "Hi I'm a real princess and I have lots of money to give you" and "pens enlargement" emails, but these filters are getting extra strict and block a lot of important emails too.  Last time this happened on my email service, it took over 8 hours of talking to different supervisors to get them to unblock permies.  The next time that happened, I just switched to proton mail.  They just slap a warning on the email if they think it's spam and let the consumer make the decision for themselves.  

 
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r ranson wrote:The system says it sent it, so I think the problem is something to do with your email provider.  Is it one of the ones I mentioned?  

Some email providers are so concerned about preventing spam that they protect their users from anything that might even seem a little bit spammy by pre-filtering it.  It never even shows up in the spam box.

It's very nice of them to stop the hundreds of "Hi I'm a real princess and I have lots of money to give you" and "pens enlargement" emails, but these filters are getting extra strict and block a lot of important emails too.  Last time this happened on my email service, it took over 8 hours of talking to different supervisors to get them to unblock permies.  The next time that happened, I just switched to proton mail.  They just slap a warning on the email if they think it's spam and let the consumer make the decision for themselves.  



Thanks R. I guess this is the final reason I needed to switch to proton exclusively. Appreciate the detailed reply, though I'll still look forward to those pens enlargement emails!
 
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Proton works very well for me Cory. I receive many permie e-mails daily. Never any problems.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:Proton works very well for me Cory. I receive many permie e-mails daily. Never any problems.



Thanks Mike that's good to hear. I have experience with it and have an active account just not for my daily driver. Had the same Gmail account for probably over 10 years now, juggling the 2 until everything is switched over is what's really kept me from making the switch.
 
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