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Mar 10, 2014 01:28 PM

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Is anyone else not receive email notifications?

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  1. I don't, but that's because my notifications are set that way.

      1. re: sandylc

        Hi sandylc.

        Your email address didn't show up as blocked in our third-party service so I'm not sure why your notifications have gotten hung up. We'll look into it.

            1. re: sandylc

              I suggest that everyone unsubscribe cause when this comes back you're gonna get a gazillion emails :(

                1. re: c oliver

                  I'm an unsubscribe devotee and frankly do not understand the utility or appeal of this feature, here or on any other board. Is there something I'm missing?

                  1. re: tcamp

                    By receiving notifications, you don't have to constantly check the board to see if there have been new posts to the threads you're involved in. It's awesome!!

                    1. re: tcamp

                      Is this really a question? You get notifications for posts on threads that you are participating in. To me, threads are an engagement with others and I like to go back and check, it's a nice break from work. It also enables you to respond to a post addressed to you.

                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                        I definitely go back and check but w/o the reminder. If a thread I participate in pops back up to the top 10 on a particular board, I tend to notice and check it out. I do like that new posts are fully exposed whereas the old ones are rolled up so it is easy to see a response. I check while I'm at work too - I host conference calls almost every day and that is an ideal time to 'multi-task.'

                        I think I had notifications activated when I first was on CH and they quickly swamped my email box.

                      2. re: tcamp

                        tcamp, I'm really more on your side. I had never signed up for them, then did and the system went wacky so I unsubscribed. Just a few days ago I 'reenlisted' and there it went again. I'm about to unsubscribe again. And getting up in the morning to 40 or 50 is just plain annoying. I have to go through and read the 'real' mail and then mass delete the rest.

                      3. re: c oliver

                        One suggestion for folks who find the number of notifications they receive overwhelming is that you could create a filter so that those notification emails go straight into a folder you designate in your email, rather than flooding your inbox. Then you could scan them at your leisure.

                          1. re: DeborahL

                            I went to setting just now and all it shows is to enable or not. Nothing about a "filter." I wouldn't want ALL email from CH to go there. God forbid, I should miss a "Note from a Moderator" :)

                            1. re: c oliver

                              Hi c oliver.

                              The filter is something you actually set up in your individual email program, not a setting in your Chowhound account.

                              For instance, if you use Gmail, while you have a notification email open from Chowhound, select More from the menu at the top of the email, then Filter Messages Like These, and choose the parameters for filtering the messages. A good one might be to filter the phrase "New reply to" in the subject line.

                              Hope that helps!

                  2. Yep. And the last time, when it got 'fixed' I was bombarded til I unsubscribed to the feature.

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                    1. re: c oliver

                      Hi c oliver.

                      I don't see any flags on your email address either. And I wasn't clear from your reply, are you currently subscribed or unsubscribed to notifications?

                      1. re: DeborahL

                        Sorry, D. I AM currently subscribed but stopped receiving notices a few hours ago.

                        1. re: c oliver

                          Thanks for clarifying, we're not getting our own notifications either. We'll look into it!

                          1. re: DeborahL

                            LOL. Does that mean when I flag a meanie that y'all aren't getting it?!?!? C

                            1. re: c oliver

                              Hi c oliver,

                              We are still receiving flags. The e-mail notifications is a different system.

                              1. re: meshane

                                Oh goody! Or is that oh damn? :)

                    2. Hi fldhkybnva.

                      Your email address was blocked as potential spam by our third-party service. I've cleared it so your notifications should start flowing again.

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                      1. I've stopped receiving emails again.