Shade can't post: verification e-mail bug (in General)


IndependenZ November 1 2009 7:33 AM EST

I'm posting this for Shade, he has changed his e-mail address and effectively disconnected himself from the forums :P
His verification mail doesn't come up, not in his inbox nor his junkmail folder of either of these 2 mail addresses.
Here's what he wanted me to say:

Thanks to lame people trying to ruin this site for everyone, access to this page is restricted to those who have verified their email address. A validation key has just been sent to dennis.termeczky@gmail.com; please read and follow the enclosed instructions. (If this is not the correct address, please change it in Settings.)


Thanks to lame people trying to ruin this site for everyone, access to this page is restricted to those who have verified their email address. A validation key has just been sent to unseen_illusions@hotmail.com; please read and follow the enclosed instructions. (If this is not the correct address, please change it in Settings.) Note: you appear to be using an email account from HOTMAIL. You may wish to consider moving to a real email provider like FastMail for the following reasons:

* Many CB-sent email confirmations never get delivered because the recipient's account was full. HOTMAIL has historically among the stingiest of the major email providers in terms of account space.
* HOTMAIL's spam-blocking is fairly pathetic and not infrequently miscategorizes legitimate email as spam.
* HOTMAIL's user interface is one of the worst in the industry -- slow AND clunky.

In short, if you can't find your confirmation email, it's not CB's fault. Get a real email account instead of complaining to us.


This is Shade here, being cut off does not mean I cannot edit posts. ;)
I don't know if the things said for hotmail still count, their email size has gone up substantially and I really do think gmail as being a true email account. Anyway, neither of them is getting the email and I have had a few players telling me the same.

Did something go wrong with sending verification emails during the switching of servers?

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] November 1 2009 11:21 AM EST

*Shade Post*

Another e-mail address also not working...

shade@cbstuff.nl also does not receive any emails from cb.

Tal [G6] November 1 2009 11:27 AM EST

a new player was complaining about this, and since he didn't get his email he quit playing...

his name was Walrushammer

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] November 1 2009 4:09 PM EST

Titan and I tested the Auction E-Mail alert system and it never sent me one... Possibly linked?

Admante November 1 2009 9:02 PM EST

I remember auction emails working in '05. I was spammed quite a bit.

I know, not much help lol. (You can infer that *something* happened between '05 and now to break it. As to what that something is, I leave to the professionals.)

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] November 1 2009 10:07 PM EST

This looks to be widespread- we haven't had a single New Players post since October 11th. Looks like CB hasn't had a single new player allowed in forums since then?

Demigod November 1 2009 10:10 PM EST

That might explain why the number of active users has dropped to under 200 this week.

kevlar November 1 2009 10:24 PM EST

Hmm bug with the new server? Seems like it was changed right around Oct. 11th
http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002thJ

AdminNightStrike November 1 2009 10:24 PM EST

Sending emails was busted on the new server. Ideally, I just fixed it.

AdminShade November 2 2009 1:38 AM EST

Thanks NightStrike :)

Walrushammer November 2 2009 7:26 PM EST

Ah, so it finally works. Hopefully this game will be worth all the trouble.

AdminShade November 3 2009 1:19 AM EST

Thanks for returning Walrushammer, did you get my email? ;)
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