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Oct 31, 2013 02:04 PM

Email notifications

I have had the email notifications turned on for about 2-3 years and it never worked until about three days ago when I started getting them. Now it has stopped again. Can you look into it, please?

My email address is:

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  1. Hi sandiasingh.

    For some reason your email address got bounced by our third-party provider. I've cleared it, so you should start receiving notifications again. Let us know if you have any further trouble.

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    1. re: DeborahL

      A few moths ago I asked for help in updating my e-mail address so I could get notifications. I got one inadequate response and nothing further was done. I'd like to try again. My new e-mail address is: but, for some reason the program is not letting me make the change. Please help.

      1. re: mucho gordo

        Hi mucho gordo.

        I'm not sure why the system won't allow you to change your email address--those tools are working on our end. I've sent your info to one of the mods in hopes they can perhaps make the change manually on our end for you.

        1. re: DeborahL

          Just to let you know I tried again and was able to make the change. Thanks for your help.

        1. re: DeborahL

          This is extremely erratic. Some days I'll get 30 or 40 and the next day I receive none despite the fact that there have been some responses.

          It is annoying. Either fix it or trash it.

          1. re: DeborahL

            How do I turn this off? I cannot find it anywhere on a drop down menu or click thru. It is too erratic and is causing a big headache for me.

            1. re: sandiasingh

              Top right corner is your screen name. Drop down menu, go to settings, go to Chowhound, and turn off the email notification. I'm about to that point myself. They're coming in a dozen or two at a time and they're all several days old.

              1. re: c oliver

                Thank you, thank you, thank you, c oliver! I love Chowhound but really--they need to figure this out like other sites have.

          2. My email notifications suddenly stopped on October 28th. How can I start them again?

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            1. re: sandylc

              Hi sandylc.

              I'm not seeing your email address on any bounced/spam reports from our third-party provider so I'm not sure why your notifications have stopped. Maybe double check under your Settings that you've got the box checked for notifications, just in case?

              You'll find that setting here:


              1. re: DeborahL

                Yeah, it's checked. And I just looked again - still checked!

                1. re: DeborahL

                  I've been hesitant to reply here because every time I click on your link the screen stays blank like it's searching but it goes nowhere for me. Maybe it's my iPhone?

                  1. re: miss_belle

                    That link is to sandylc's settings page, so it's probably just throwing an error for you.

                    If you want your own settings page, it's here:

                    For anybody else reading this, you can use the dropdown menu attached to your username in the top right corner of the page to select 'settings' and then 'notifications' to navigate to this page from desktop.

              2. Still not getting email notifications - !!!???

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                1. re: sandylc

                  Hi sandylc. Unfortunately, we're not sure why your notifications have stopped. We'll keep looking into it.

                    1. re: sandylc

                      Hi sandylc. We think we've cleared up the issue, so hopefully your notifications will start coming through again. Let us know if you continue to have trouble.

                2. I'm suddenly not getting notifications. I logged out and back in but still not. ???

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                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      Yep. Yesterday was fine. This isn't the first time.

                      1. re: c oliver

                        I don't mind it, limit's the Mod's ability to yell at me.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          In your dreams, buddy. In your dreams :)

                    2. re: c oliver

                      Hrmm. I'm getting notifications and they're only running about 5 minutes behind when posts are being made, so I don't think it's a general problem with notifications.

                      1. re: Jacquilynne

                        I only recently signed up for this and I get up in the morning (WAY behind those Right Coast folks!) and I'll have 50 or 60. Nothing then and still nothing. Just checked and the last one I got was at 4:19PM yesterday. Other emails are coming in fine. Not a biggie for me but thought I'd mention.

                        1. re: c oliver

                          You know what....just a FYI, I thought I was having an issue with receiving notifications and it was actually my email was dumping them into my spam folder.

                          I haven't checked my account to see if that's the case today, but occasionally they get flagged as spam and are diverted from my in box. Take a look.

                          1. re: jrvedivici

                            Nope. Just checked anyway but I'm pretty good at keeping that emptied. I don't get a lot so it's not a real burden.

                            1. re: c oliver

                              Yeah I just checked mine too, nothing in there so that's not it. Ok up to the minds greater than mine to figure this out!

                    3. Well it's happened again. I've stopped getting email notifications.

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                      1. re: kwass

                        Hi kwass, c oliver, and jrvedivici.

                        Thanks for your reports. We're not sure why only your notifications have stopped. We'll let you know if we're able to pinpoint the cause.

                          1. re: DeborahL

                            Two just rolled in :) The internet is never boring, is it?

                            1. re: c oliver

                              Oh, dear she-god in heaven, the two are 23 hours old!!!!!!!!!! If everything since then comes in, I'm going to scream. But I promise not to forward them to :)

                              1. re: c oliver

                                I got four or five, all "about 23 hours ago," and nothing since.

                                  1. re: c oliver

                                    It seems like everyone has started receiving their email notifications again except me.

                                    1. re: kwass

                                      Nope. I got about a dozen all right together this morning and they were all from a couple of days ago. And nothing since. It doesn't bother me a whole lot honestly. I'd never used the feature before so I'm not dependent on it.

                                      1. re: c oliver

                                        Yesterday they rolled in by the dozen and it seems like it got caught up. And now nothing since then.

                            2. re: DeborahL

                              Seems as if around 8:30am est they started flowing back into my inbox again.

                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                I'm still not receiving my notifications :(

                                1. re: kwass

                                  I've finally started getting them again. Thank you chowhound!