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  • Attn. Josh - Help Needed

    Dear Josh,

    Part 1) I hope you can help out a few or maybe more than just a few members that are having serious problems trying to log into the forum. While things were going along fine, over the past few days they receive error messages such as that their under name or password are not correct. I happen to personally know a few of these people in real life. They used the exact same user name and password they had been. Then to make the insult worse they can't reset their password because the special required E-mail never arrives. Could it be that server security has really been put on HIGH ALERT? Have some members been ejected and yet they were not told about it? Something wild is going on. One member I know very well changed his ISP and when he tried to change his E-mail address now he can't log on to the forum. It seems we don't dare change anything for now.

    Part 2) I'm new to the forum but I would not have been able to get on if I didn't sit tight and wait a full day after trying to setup before I attempted to log in. I never received any manor of a welcome E-mail. Maybe that's just not happening anymore, but the older members I'm attempting to help remember they got them way back when.

    Part 3) If people notice regular members are not on the forum anymore, most likely it's because they just can't log in anymore. I really wonder if maybe the servers haven't been hacked.

    Part 4) The E-mail notification of new PMs isn't working. I ran a test sending myself a PM and also had someone I know look for E-mail when I send a PM.

    I really feel for you as I think there is much work needed.

    Thanks in advance for your help. I know you have been and always will be a super busy person. We the active members really are thankful (and very lucky) to have you on our side.

    Has anyone else heard about this or had problems logging in? Do you know someone that as of the past day or two can't log in now?
    Last edited by Old Grunter; 08-03-2008, 03:50 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

    Your not still running windows 95 are you

    No really, I havn't had any problems at all lately since Josh switched to a new host server.

    Maybe it's because you have not sent us our dues yet
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    • #3
      Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

      [quote=Old Grunter;162861]

      Part 4) The E-mail notification of new PMs isn't working. I ran a test sending myself a PM and also had someone I know look for E-mail when I send a PM.

      quote]

      you're correct. the email notification seems to have stopped working a couple weeks ago.

      i too like the email as it has unlimited storage and i have a seperate folder just for p.m emails.

      hopefully it will return when josh or mark logs in.

      i'll call a couple of friends to speed up the process

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

        The only problem I am having is some guy named NHMaster or something like that keeps posting about some other great forum. Just kidding, NH, even tho I don't agree with all your positions, I really like your posts and your convictions.
        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

          Update and Question

          If someone uses the special link for password resetting does a forum administrator have to send it and/or approve the reset or is it automatic? I tried it Sunday night and early Monday morning and received nothing at all. I do know several people that can't log in anymore. This seems to have started Friday evening and is still going on.

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          • #6
            Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

            Old grunter... I am going to check into this right away. There is a chance that the emails the server is sending are getting filtered out by your spam filters. Email continues to get tougher to get through to people because spam filters continue to get stricter.

            Ill let you know what I find.

            Thanks,

            Josh
            Last edited by Josh; 08-04-2008, 07:31 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

              Quick question to everyone. Has anyone received an email from the system since Friday?

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              • #8
                Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                Originally posted by Josh View Post
                Quick question to everyone. Has anyone received an email from the system since Friday?
                I haven't and I don't believe Rick did either. I'm sure he would have said something if he did and asked if I got it too.
                I love my plumber

                "My Hero"

                Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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                • #9
                  Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                  I just sent myself a reminder to one of my test accounts and it got filtered out into my spam folder.

                  Make sure you guys check your junkmail and spam folders for reminders you send yourself.

                  Really no way for me to control what gets filtered out.

                  Josh

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                  • #10
                    Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                    Originally posted by Josh View Post
                    Quick question to everyone. Has anyone received an email from the system since Friday?
                    Nothing here and I sent myself several PMs as a test. I have things setup so I should be getting PM alerts by e-mail. I had someone else I know in real life send a PM and I sent him one. NOTHING came via e-mail to either of us. We have our spam filters set to "barn doors wide open" now. That means everything comes in. LOL

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                    • #11
                      Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                      UPDATE

                      For fun I tried the password reset just before I logged in and so far after 15 minutes nothing has arrived. I have over 200 true SPAM E-mail but nothing from the forum. I'm taking time to be careful and delete the true junk but keep any good stuff. When an e-mail has vulgar stuff in the subject or the word VIAGRA you know it's SPAM.

                      2 hours and still no e-mail from forum. Just an FYI
                      Last edited by Old Grunter; 08-04-2008, 03:06 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                        [quote=PLUMBER RICK;162868]
                        Originally posted by Old Grunter View Post

                        Part 4) The E-mail notification of new PMs isn't working. I ran a test sending myself a PM and also had someone I know look for E-mail when I send a PM.

                        quote]

                        you're correct. the email notification seems to have stopped working a couple weeks ago.

                        i too like the email as it has unlimited storage and i have a seperate folder just for p.m emails.

                        hopefully it will return when josh or mark logs in.

                        i'll call a couple of friends to speed up the process

                        rick.
                        still the same

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                          It seems that Josh isn't receiving my PMs either. None have been read yet. The poor guy will wonder why he has so many once things work again. I know Josh and his team are working hard to help all of us. Let's be thankful we even have this forum.

                          As for Murphy's Law ..... Go find Murphy and

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                          • #14
                            Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                            Wait!

                            Is it the PM's that are being recieved or the Email notifications of PM's?

                            Does that make sense?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Attn. Josh - Help Needed

                              Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                              Wait!

                              Is it the PM's that are being recieved or the Email notifications of PM's?

                              Does that make sense?
                              I'm not getting anything but PMs that I send to myself as of now. Nothing

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