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Gizmo

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Joined: 05/06/2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 4802
Posted: 12:19pm 29 Mar 2018
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Hiya

I've been investigating some problems with the forums email notification system ( where it sends you an email if someone posts anything new ), so I've temporarily disabled the service.

One problem I've discovered is there are over 2500 members who have, over the last 10 plus years, asked to be notified by email of new posts. Many of these members are not active, and haven't visited the site for years. But every time someone makes a post, the forum sends out email notifications to all those members.

This is causing a problem because companies like Google now block emails sent from this site, since its acting like a spammer.

So I'm going to make a few changes, like stop old non active members from receiving emails, and then tidy up whats left to save save bandwidth, while letting current members still receive email notifications.

Glenn
People say 2020 is a terrible year, with the bush fires, COVID 19, and riots. But I see it as the year we woke up to ourselves.

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Madness

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Joined: 08/10/2011
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Posted: 10:12pm 29 Mar 2018
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I was wondering why the emails were not coming through.

Other sites certainly stop sending you anything if you have not been there for a while but as soon as you visit the site they startup again.
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Gizmo

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Posted: 08:27am 01 Apr 2018
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Yeah I think might do the same. The forum records the date you last visited, so I might write some code to exclude emails to members who haven't visited in the last month, or something like that.

I still need to work out why it stopped sending emails in the first place.

Glenn
People say 2020 is a terrible year, with the bush fires, COVID 19, and riots. But I see it as the year we woke up to ourselves.

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Gizmo

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Posted: 05:25am 16 Apr 2018
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OK the email notifications are working again. Its now using my business email server, so the emails you receive will be from Do_not_reply@jaqsoftware.com.

The forum only sends email notifications to members who have been active in the last month. This is to save bandwidth and reduce the likelihood of my email server getting itself on a blacklist.

Glenn
People say 2020 is a terrible year, with the bush fires, COVID 19, and riots. But I see it as the year we woke up to ourselves.

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