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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.

                        1. I'm still not receiving notifications either.

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                          1. Is there anything I should try on my end?

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                            1. Hi, folks....no notifications....can I do anything to make it work?

                              1. We are looking into this and will update this thread when we know more.

                                1. Found the issue, notifications should be sending out as we speak. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you as always for your patience.

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                                  1. re: Engineering

                                    I've started getting emails again. Thank you!!!!!

                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                        Oh, yeah. I was gone for a couple of hours and had 200 emails when I returned :) Mass delete.

                                    1. Hi! Not getting them again...since earlier today.

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                                      1. No notifications. :-(

                                          1. re: sandylc

                                            We haven't found any reason that your email in particular would be held up, and no one else has reported an issue. If one notification finally made it through, it may be a problem on your ISP's end. But we'll keep an eye on it.