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  • #16
    Same problem, the user with mail : hotmail.com; hotmail.fr, gmail.com don't receiving the mail for activation (vB3.6.4)
    Administrator vBulletin-Ressources.com,
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    • #17
      If hotmail and aol are not reciving emails theres a good chance your domain or host does not have proper reverse domain names setup. You'll need to ask your webhost about this one.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Allan View Post
        Same problem, the user with mail : hotmail.com; hotmail.fr, gmail.com don't receiving the mail for activation (vB3.6.4)
        NOT THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!

        If users are not receiving the e-mail it is a whole different problem and probably an easy fix.

        I get e-mails like this from my users who register, and are in the "users awaiting e-mail confirmation" category. Here are a few of them I have received over the past couple months:

        "Hello! I found your Forum and really dig it! I Registered and received my email activation but I have tryed the links to activate my account several times and the response via IE is that it can not find the link! Please help! Thanks! My username is StlX"

        "The links for account activation don't work. I am using firefox and it keeps saying the website is redirecting in a way that will never work. My login is autigers5252 and my activation code is 15109981.

        Any help would be appreciated.

        autigers5252"

        "I can not seem to get the activation page to come up. My user is Taidiva and activation number is 51891565. Please send another link I may go to.

        Thanks"


        " Hi I'm trying to activate my account but the links to do so are dead. I've tried from several different computers, thinking that it was just my computer, but I still cant get it to work. My account name is "Bender". Thanks."


        "I cannot activate my account. The link in the e-mail seems to be dead.

        would you please do this for me?

        Username is: Sackrablue
        r Activation ID is: 17071657"


        "i dont understand why i cant activate my new account. please help my figure this out. thank you."


        "The registration link that is in my confirmation
        e-mail does not work."

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        • #19
          Since it only affects a small minority of users then this is undoubtedly a problem on their end - most likely their email client is not correctly displaying the activation link.

          There really is nothing you can do about bad email clients (such as AOL's.) The standard activation email has a warning about this and provides an alternate method of activating their accounts. All they need to do is read that email and follow the instructions.

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          • #20
            I seem to be having similar problems, people are getting a link to activate their account, but when they click on it, it says page not found?
            Also someone clicking on the link to retrieve a password, it takes them to the same page (404)
            Any ideas?

            *EDIT*
            Sorted the problem, the sites ULR in the user CP was wrong!
            Last edited by Bri123; Sun 28 Jan '07, 1:42pm.

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            • #21
              The problem for my registrations is people who wait more than 24(?) hours to confirm their registration. If they confirm immediately, there are few problems.

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              • #22
                Theres a 48 hour window while their activation code stays active.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Zachery View Post
                  Theres a 48 hour window while their activation code stays active.
                  So after that 48-hour window the activation code is "null and void". Am I reading that correctly?

                  Gotta share.....we've been using vBulletin for years....all versions...and this is the first I'm hearing about the activation code having a window of usage.

                  Laura
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                  • #24
                    How can I extend that 48-hour window? I think that doubling it would save me 5 minutes per day answering emails. Just let me know what PHP file it is in and I should be able to find it.

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                    • #25
                      I'm almost positive there is a window however I cannot find out where I remember reading this. I'll have to double check.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Littlerocket View Post
                        Hotmail seems to put activation emails in the spam folder. Had a few users with that problem.
                        Can Internet Brands (vBulletin parent company) contact Hotmail or Yahoo and ask about getting their SPAM filters to not filter out vBulletin activation emails? Seems like it would be a pretty easy and benign request...

                        -Wayne

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by pelicanparts View Post
                          Can Internet Brands (vBulletin parent company) contact Hotmail or Yahoo and ask about getting their SPAM filters to not filter out vBulletin activation emails? Seems like it would be a pretty easy and benign request...

                          -Wayne
                          While they are at it talk to Yahoo and ATT who automatically block EVERY IP unless the Server admin jumps through hoops. Within 60 min of turning on moved VB site on a new IP address YAHOO blocked email due to " complaints" How many complaints were registered and processed in 60 min ? NONE ...

                          I know it wont ever happen - but ranting helped
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                          • #28
                            i check 36 new user that use yahoo.com and yahoo.com.my didnt receive any user activation.

                            i tried confirming using yahoo.com. yet still didnt receive any email eventhough followed the procedure

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                            • #29
                              Yahoo will unblock you if you beg
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                              • #30
                                does anybody here have problem if user use email from yahoo?
                                the things that i didnt understand is, previous user aka early user who reg using yahoo email dont have this kind of problem.

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