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Be Careful What You Wish For.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last week I bloged about not being on line much during December and how I was trying to answer all the emails that had piled up because I did not set the new message notification to OFF while I was so busy elsewhere.

Well on Friday, I finally got through all the "new" messages. I thought that was great until I realized that I had not received any of my regular emails for Friday. No Recipe of the Day, Wellness email, Exercise email, or Food Showdown, etc.

I went into my email preferences only to discover that all these things had been turned OFF. as in unticked, unchecked, unselected. Now they were all received the day before and I had not been in there to change the settings since, so what caused them to turn OFF? I reset all the selections,and hit save. It told me that it had saved my requests.

Then I went to the community boards and found a thread where someone else had not received thier emails either, so I added my 2 cents worth. I got the usual jargon of how when the system gets a returned email, it automatically removes your name from the list, but never really answered my question about how some items were deselected............ I know the system automatically takes your NAME off the email list, but does it also deselect items in your email preference.s If so, why would it not deselect all the emails (like the condition centre emails, etc)

In the meanwhile, I asked a friend to send me a message - received it. Went to another email account I have with a different carrier - I received it. I also received some daily emails that I get from various other sites. So it appears the problem is only with Spark emails....

I expected to start receiving emails from Spark againafter resetin and resaving my preferences. ( I know there should have been at least 3 because I had 3 new sparkmails during that waiting time but did not get the email notification.) But nothing came.

So back to the community board and asked for suggestions. Response: "Either talk to my email provider or get a new email address."

I opted for a new email address as a temp measure. I wanted to make sure I got all the messages over the weekend, and I will try to contact my email carrier on Monday.

In the meantime, until I get my regular email up and running again, I am trying to reconnect with the idiocyncrocies of this other provider.

We Careful What you Wish For. You may just get it and it's not what you wanted afterall....
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    Did you remember to check the new messages to On when you checked all the other things?
    2869 days ago
    On this WHOLE site, there is ONE team page that when I click on computer freezes and I have to shut down completely by turning it off. I can't even shut down the normal way that I really should. IT FREEZES right up. ONE PAGE ONLY...I don't understand it and SparkPeople HELP section were of NO HELP! I get everything I don't know why this.


    2869 days ago
    Thank you for the warning and letting us know what is happening as you discover each step!
    2869 days ago
    So true
    2870 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!.. I will need to check my perferences, as I just remembered that I signed up for the 12 days of Cookies from Sparks and did not receive any of these e-mails... interesting. Going to check my perferences now.

    thanks again!

    2870 days ago
    I hope you figure it out soon.
    2870 days ago
    Hard to figure out what is happening when it involves multiple systems!
    2870 days ago
    What a pain!
    2870 days ago
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