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Bounced Email Group / Policy

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Here's the deal folks -

    Too many of you are using subscriptions to threads and not having a working email address in your profile - either your email address is no longer valid, or you are over your mailbox quota, or your mail system sucks. As a result, we get bounced emails in our mailbox, wasting my time.

    So, the first time that happens, I'm deleting your thread & forums subscriptions and putting you in the BOUNCED EMAIL usergroup. If you do not change your email address pronto, or empty your mailbox, the next time I get a bounced email from your account, you are getting banned. It's harsh, but that's life... you need to take responsibility for maintaining your accounts.

    Once you've adjusted your email address, you may go to the User CP, click on Group Memberships and select to leave the Bounced Email group.
     
  2. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 1998
  3. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    It wastes server resources and sending them straight to trash just keeps me from knowing who's email is out. Also it would filter EVERY email to trash.
     
  4. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    A few weeks ago, my email went down for a day or two. I had it up and running again, but in the meantime anybody who emailed me got the mailer-daemon "bounced" email...

    So, had this policy been in place, I would have been banned (since I regularly subscribe to threads) that same day, adding insult to injury.

    Any way around this hangup?
     
  5. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    You get a warning and your subscriptions are deleted - all of them. At the same time you are switched to the Bouced Email group which allows you limited viewing of the forums - pretty much just the Service & Support forum. That should clue you in to fix your account. With the limited viewing and your subscriptions having been removed, we shouldn't be getting more bounced mails from you.
     
  6. DaveH

    DaveH

    Dec 2, 1999
    I think it's a fine idea.

    I have tried and failed to contact many people via their email listed on their account.
     
  7. destroythealter

    destroythealter

    547
    Oct 2, 2005
    I changed my e-mail and put in a valid one, proceeded to open the email and the url and went to my user profile that says my new email is invalid, can someone please help me :confused:
     
  8. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    destroythealter, I'm not sure I understand what the problem is. I just checked and you are not in the bounced email group, so maybe it's fixed already?
     
  9. WrayH

    WrayH Accumulator

    480
    Mar 23, 2001
    This happened to me yesterday and my problem and the solution was covered in my "Help" thread.

    Go to the Spark's first post in this thread. There are two separate steps you have to take to solve the problem:

    1. Adjust email address
    2. Go to the User CP, click on Group Memberships and select to leave the Bounced Email group.
     
  10. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Ok, i'm having a problem now. My e-mail went down and I tried to switch it to my gmail account. I looked at my user CP and it said I was in the bounced e-mail group. so i switched it back to yahoo, and it still says it's bounced AND reverted me back to a registered user. I just bought a gold membership 2 days ago. What did i do worng and how can i fix it? If it was a gross mistake on my part and I just lost 25 bucks...Big whoop. I can pay for my mistakes (better than getting banned for doing something stupid). I'll pony up another 25 bucks if that's what it takes. Just let me know.

    Jake
     
  11. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    Um ... if I understand you correctly, Steely_Gunz ... your email server went down, you changed to a gmail account that works, then you discovered you had done that too late and you were already in the bounced email group ... so you changed back to the account that doesn't work???

    First change to an email account that works, then take yourself out of the bounced email group.
     
  12. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Steely Gunz, you haven't removed yourself from the Bounced Email group
     
  13. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Ok, I have left the bounced e-mail. I really shouldn't have fiddled with the e-mail account. I thought i would see if gmail worked once yahoo went down for a time, but i guess it does not. I REALLY hate yahoo, but now i know it works. So, i'll keep it. No biggie. Now about my gold membership..can that be brought back up or do i have to pay for another? If i do, just let me know. It was my mistake, I will pay for it if i need to. Spark and Cougar...thank you for your time. I know you do a lot for us. I appreciate it. You would have thought i would have figured this crap out in three years, but... :rolleyes:
    Once we get this fixed I PROMISE i won't cause any more problems for you guys.

    Thanks so much.
    Jake Kelley
     
  14. destroythealter

    destroythealter

    547
    Oct 2, 2005
    it my CP its says I am but if i am actually not, thats ok with me.
     
  15. savagesicslayer

    savagesicslayer

    May 24, 2005
    I just checked my e-mail address in my cp and there's a bunch of red writing there.Does everyone have that or is that directed at me??? :confused:
     
  16. Nordic Viking

    Nordic Viking

    Sep 18, 2000
    Everyone sees that encouragement to enter a correct email address :D
     
  17. Dan Gray

    Dan Gray

    Jun 25, 2001
    Kevin
    you are saying,..
    if My e-mail host goes down (and it does on occasion), all my posts go away?
    I don't have anonymous mail and it will come back if it does go down.
    if this is right, yes I agree it does sound a little harsh.
    or is it, once it fixed the post go back on?

    I'm asking this because a lot of good posts to help new guys out
    will be gone and that what I thought these forums are about?
    or am I getting this whole thing confused?:confused:
     
  18. Nordic Viking

    Nordic Viking

    Sep 18, 2000
    Dan, just your Subscriptions to the posts will disappear. That means you will no longer receive emails telling you that someone has replied to a thread you have posted in - until you fix your email and subscribe to a certain thread again. Your posts are still safe.
     
  19. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    don't tell DanG that....he works harder if he's paranoid.


    Get back to work!


    (somebody's watching you......)




    :p :D :p
     
  20. Dan Gray

    Dan Gray

    Jun 25, 2001
    I know and I can't find out who it is:eek: :D

    Thanks Viking. I thought I was going to have to jump on some one :confused: :D :D all kidding a side..

    how would you know who's mail is not working? is it checked like every day
    electronically or something?:confused:

    I'm wondering if that's where we get all the junk mail from :grumpy: :foot: ;) :D
     

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