i want to opt out of emails from Computing.net

August 22, 2013 at 08:50:37
Specs: Windows 7
I want to opt out of emails from Computing.net and it refers me to My home page for "settings" but I don't find that tab - help

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#1
August 22, 2013 at 09:14:15
1. Log into computing.net
2. In the upper right hand corner of the website you will find "My Home" (on the left side of "Logout") - click on 'My Home'
3. You will have a few options for "My Computing.net" - you will want to click on 'Settings'
4. Uncheck / check the appropriate boxes
5. Set/Change at the bottom of the site.

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#2
August 22, 2013 at 10:14:14
Hello,

jpag3074 is correct. The appropriate setting is "E-mail me about my postings and replies." ... Uncheck that.

Thanks,
Justin


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#3
August 24, 2013 at 03:23:21
HI Justin,

I suspect the email facility is not working as I would expect, as over the years, very rarely have I received one. Yesterday I checked my settings and the option is definately selected.
e.g. I would expect an email (on a daily basis) when there has been a reply to *any* tracked thread in 'My Computing.Net', which are:-

a) threads I started
b) threads I have responded to
c) threads I am watching

A useful facility on the thread list, would be having the remove thread box remain on screen when one scrolls down the often lengthy list. Thus it can be actioned without having to return to the top of the list.

Regards - Mike


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#4
August 24, 2013 at 06:19:04
I've experienced the same issue as Mike. I've never received any emails even though the email option is selected.

At first I thought they were being filtered by our company's spam filters, but that's not the case. I have root access to our smtp servers and the logs indicate that no emails from computing.net ever reached our servers. I do receive the email from all other forums I work with.


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#5
August 24, 2013 at 07:40:42
Mike Newcomb,

Actually, the only time you'd get e-mails is when you start a thread and when that thread which you started received a response. You would never get them just for threads you have responded on (like when it gets new responses) or threads you are watching. This is basically because I don't want the system to be sending out tons and tons of e-mails all the time. That's how it ends up getting blacklisted.

To track those threads, you can use your My Computing.Net message list, not e-mail.

If you want to test if your e-mail is working, send yourself a PM. You should get an e-mail about that.

FishMonger,

In all my years playing with e-mail, I have learned two things. First, it is a pain in the butt. Second, you never know what is going to get blocked where on account of blacklists, spam heuristics, etc. I always receive e-mails on all my e-mail addresses associated with Computing.Net. One is a regular account on a server that BestOfMedia manages, one is Gmail based and one is Yahoo based. There have been times when I haven't received e-mails to some of them. This led me to troubleshoot. I have basically done everything I know how to do to not have the e-mails from Computing.Net blocked or marked as spam. There really is nothing else I could do other than switch to an e-mail sending service, but its not really a big enough problem to warrant that.

Again, maybe you are expecting e-mails you shouldn't be. Try sending yourself a PM. If that fails, it could be getting blocked somewhere down the line, before it even reaches your server.

Thanks,
Justin

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#6
August 25, 2013 at 11:12:32
Justin, thanks for clarifying.

Regards - Mike


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