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registration problems!
« on: 14 July 2006, 09:44:51 »

just a quick point, as this can be viewed by people trying to register (like I was for a couple of days!), it appears that hotmail addresses do NOT work when registering, you never receive the confirmation email (it doesn't even go into the junkmail folder!) - so be sure to use a "normal" email address instead. Not sure if gmail, etc are affected in the same way?
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #1 on: 14 July 2006, 10:31:00 »

Yes, we are aware that Hotmail causes a problem - I've seen this on other forums I run as well.
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #2 on: 14 July 2006, 10:33:09 »

For a web based email system, I'd recommend Google mail (though it has no integration with MSN). Free, and 2Gb mailbox size, full POP3/IMAP access.

Its invitation only, but I have a few invites I can give out - PM me your email address where I can send invitation to if you want one :)
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« Reply #3 on: 14 July 2006, 10:45:39 »

I lost about 6 hours do to hotmail being pants, so I used my work email address.
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #4 on: 14 July 2006, 13:47:00 »

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I lost about 6 hours do to hotmail being pants, so I used my work email address.
Just think how much you could have increased your post count in that time ;)
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« Reply #5 on: 14 July 2006, 14:44:20 »

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I lost about 6 hours do to hotmail being pants, so I used my work email address.
Just think how much you could have increased your post count in that time ;)

Not by much though!!!! :P

You still have nearly double - are you on holiday?
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #6 on: 14 July 2006, 15:54:30 »

No. Just don't tell the boss ;)

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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #7 on: 14 July 2006, 18:37:05 »

I could have used my gmail account, but I rarely log into it!

I thought the hotmail issue was worth pointing out for anyone trying to sign up who was wondering where their activation email had got to - you can't send any messages until you have registered and posted at least once, which guests can't ... at least now they know why ::)
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #8 on: 14 July 2006, 19:55:49 »

Just for the record, I think AOL addresses are causing us a problem as well :(
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« Reply #9 on: 14 July 2006, 20:06:25 »

I think that you might find a number of email servers filter out emails from domains they don't recognise. As this domain is new it's likely to take a little while for all servers to recognise it.

Best bet is to try a different email address.
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« Reply #10 on: 14 July 2006, 20:12:17 »

No major ISP class mail systems run a whitelist only.  I think there is a slightly different problem. I've made a couple of changes, just waiting to see if thats cured it.... ;)
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« Reply #11 on: 14 July 2006, 20:22:41 »

You'd be amazed. I created a new domain for business purposes and a number of businesses and some USA ISPs filtered the emails. An email to their tech support (from a different address) cleared the proplem.
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« Reply #12 on: 14 July 2006, 20:27:36 »

Yes there is filtering, but its done a different way.  Hotmail (and AOL) are ISP class email systems and cannot run a whitelist only system.  Its usually done on the domain's TXT record (this says all possible mail relays for a domain - if the IP of mailer sending the msg doesn't match the TXT record, its most likely someone spoofing)
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« Reply #13 on: 14 July 2006, 20:31:09 »

OK, OK!
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« Reply #14 on: 14 July 2006, 20:42:35 »

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OK, OK!
Sorry, I get all excited when people talk DNS and SMTP to me - I need to get out into sunlight more....  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: 14 July 2006, 21:16:04 »

Well have read this section tonight have been waiting for a email for the last 2 days no reply, read this section and used my other email address straight into the site only problem have had to change from peterjohn34 as known on the old name to peterjohn36, as this site had received my reg: but i could not received it on hotmail. Anyway good to be on this site.

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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #16 on: 14 July 2006, 23:12:06 »

H all,

I had problems using Pegasus Mail, it wouldn't open the link, copying and pasting into an address bar didn't work either.

Eventually installed Thunderbird and forwarded the email to myself, link worked properly then.
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #17 on: 15 July 2006, 22:55:05 »

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Well have read this section tonight have been waiting for a email for the last 2 days no reply, read this section and used my other email address straight into the site only problem have had to change from peterjohn34 as known on the old name to peterjohn36, as this site had received my reg: but i could not received it on hotmail.
I think the registration times out after 24 hours if you haven't clicked on (or received) the activation email. It will then let you re-register using the same name - hence why it took me so long to get in!!
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Re: registration problems!
« Reply #18 on: 16 July 2006, 06:40:24 »

Hi all
Yahoo (www.yahoomail.com) works fine for registration.
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« Reply #19 on: 16 July 2006, 12:04:55 »

I've made some changes, so certainly AOL has been confirmed to work. If any new member has joined in the last 24hrs or so via hotmail (or failed through hotmail) please let me know.
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