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Oh noes! I stopped receiving email! Answered

Last night I received a rush of emails due to my new iBle. Suddenly, they just stopped. I was no longer receiving emails from Instructables. This was confirmed by several un-emailed replies to me and one of my forum topics. I rely heavily on the email system to tell me when someone is contacting me, as the text box on my homepage does not always show new comments. If you think I stopped receiving the emails because the rush triggered an anti-junk system, I have no such system set up (because I don't get junk mail :) ) and I have received a much larger rush of iBle emails in the past. I tested to see if it was my email by sending a message from a separate computer/account, and I received that message. I also still receive emails from Geocaching.com. Please, fix this. I'm lost without it! Edit: Fixed! :D



Hi all! I also have not received my newsletter/email since early July. Did I manage to hit another incorrect button?!? thanks!

I stopped getting the newsletter.

The exact same thing happened to me, I no longer recieve Instructables Emails. But for some reason I still recieve the newsletter. I checked my Instructables user settings and It says send emails every hour, but when I try to change the settings my browser says error on page. Can someone please fix this? I like my Instructables Emails...

BTW, the last email (besides the newsletter) I recieved from instructables was on 4/6/09.

. I just got a batch of notifications! Woot! Rachel rocks!


9 years ago

i've checked my email settings as well as my instructables settings. nothing in my junk folder, and ibles is set to email 'as they happen.' still not getting emails. i get one every once in a long while(2 months). please advise. thanks, pdub


9 years ago

OK there is clearly some intermittent problem going on, there are now too many reports of missing emails for me to believe it's just one person's spam folder or their ISP being flaky. I'll look into this first thing in the morning.

. It seems to happen when I change the frequency of the notifications. . I noticed that when I changed the schedule I didn't get the msg banner near the top of the page that says the settings have been updated and the notifications stopped.


9 years ago

I have not been getting the subscription emails since last Saturday.

Hmmm, I appear to be getting large weekly lumps of comment emails, but everything is set to "as they happen." :/

. hmmm I don't seem to be getting them either.

. The last e-mail I got from Robot was dated 3/16/2009 6:30 AM . I went to my prefs and everything looked kosher. Turned everything off, save changes, turned back on, save. Still no e-mails. :(

. hmmmmm. My web/FTP/mail servers have been moved and I am encountering numerous problems. This may be something else that didn't make the move.

My last robot e-mail was from Mar 18, 2009. 3:31 PM. I hope they fix this soon, I really miss seeing that I have new comments when I am in another window!

I blame Kiteman.

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Relax - it's a running joke that I occasionally break the internet.

"Running joke" is your cover-story? There are several transatlantic cables connecting the UK with the US and similarly a load more across the channel to Europe. England is a critical internet hub, and If you draw a line on the globe between France and the USA I'm pretty sure it goes straight under your shed... L

Nah, them's ley lines guv.

(Scuffs soil back into small, but oddly deep crater)


9 years ago

They just updated the website, check your settings.

my last one was: Instructables - The World's Biggest Show & Tell Mar 19, 2009 Instructables Robot


Maybe you upset Robot?

Or maybe you broke the site. *Eyes suspiciously.*

Oh, and I have checked my email settings on iBles (whilst simultaneously solving my delayed subscription problem by checking the "as they happen" button, instead of "once a day"). Everything is set to "as they happen" and checked.