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([personal profile] xwacky Dec. 7th, 2010 11:47 am)
Ummm, it came to my attention that I may not have been getting any LJ notifications through my email for a little while. I thought people are just busy or possibly ignoring me since I have been really bad at keeping up with LJ. But I just noticed several "new" comments left at my LJ entry that I knew nothing about. This leads me to suspect there might be more such comments out there. So please accept my apology for not responding. It's going to take me awhile to track down the comments I may have missed, and it's very possible I'm not going to be able to catch all of them. So sorry!

P.S. Has anyone else been experiencing similar trouble lately? Does anyone know if the issue lies with LJ or with yahoo mail?

ETA: Mystery solved! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] layne67 who suggested me to take a look at my Spam folder, I found out the problem was with my yahoo email. At sometime after Thanksgiving, yahoo decided that a good chunk of my emails are "spams" and blocked them from my inbox. LiveJournal is one of the "casualties". To fix the problem, per suggestion from [livejournal.com profile] koredump, I added lj_notification's email address to my contact list. Hopefully, this is the last time I encounter this problem!

From: [identity profile] water-fowl182.livejournal.com

Oughtta be the Lj, for I just discovered a couple of comments in the journal Inbox, but no hint of them on email. And it's not yahoo.

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

Ah, so I'm not the only one experiencing this then. At least you get the update in your LJ inbox. I checked my account settings, and everything is set what it should have been, except it's not doing what it promises.

It's been like this for me for awhile now. I don't know how long it's going to take LJ to fix this this time.

Alas, woe is me! :(

From: [identity profile] water-fowl182.livejournal.com

Aw, this is such a pity!
I do hope everything gets fixed soon enough and you don't have to endure glitches anymore.

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

No such luck yet. I'm still trying to troubleshoot this. It is most annoying.

From: [identity profile] savedean.livejournal.com

I have yahoo too, and there doesn't seem to be a problem with my notifications right now. Must be LJ :/

It's nice that you let people know though, that's very thoughtful of you ♥

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

Hon, thanks for letting me know yahoo is not to blame in this instance. Maybe I should send a message to the LJ help staff - I'm sure they are around somewhere.

Oh sweetie, I'm so very sorry for my neglected replies. There are times I simply don't have time, but something like this just plain sucks. :(

From: [identity profile] savedean.livejournal.com

No problem, sugar ♥

Oh no, please don't worry about it, really! You are such a sweet person ♥ I know it must suck that you don't know which comments you might miss out on to reply, but you really are very considerate. You seem like such a cutie that I wish I could give you a hug <3333

From: [identity profile] savedean.livejournal.com

Oh, you ♥
I love you too! *squishes you*
So glad to hear I made your day a little better - that makes me smile.

By the way, I checked your comments below, about yahoo marking it as spam! I forgot it does that to me every now and then, but usually with only one or two notifications at a time. Sorry I didn't think of that sooner! I don't think it's just LJ though, it happens to me with different things. But yours was lots of messages right? I've never had it happen with that many from one site only. Weird.

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

Yeah, yahoo marking the notifications as spam was what the problem! Looks like it started some time after Thanksgiving when massive retail advertisements are flooding people's email accounts (at least those who buy stuff online, like me).

I've never encountered something like this either. And it's not limited to LJ, some of my work related emails got misplaced as well. I had to bug my system admin to troubleshoot, and we never zeroed in on what was the problem. I just found out all those "missing" emails ended up in my Spam folder! *sigh*

Thank you so much for your support, luv! *HUGS*

From: [identity profile] savedean.livejournal.com

Anytime sweetheart ♥! *hugs back*

I read your update - smart move! I think I'll have to add the LJ notifications to my contacts as well and see if that helps. Thanks!

From: [identity profile] ckll.livejournal.com

So far i didn't have any problem but i read about others that they see a diffeent userpic than those they have

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

Damn! Eljay is acting crazy again. What's new? I know for the past two weeks, Eljay's server was down for upgrade on every Friday evening PST. I wonder if that's what started my trouble. :(

From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com

I wonder if it happens with me, too, but I don't think so. :)

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

You are lucky then hon. [livejournal.com profile] ckll just mentioned some other weird stuff going on LJ with respect to userpics. I haven't experiencing that yet, thank god! It seems most random. >:(

From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com

I have that kind of problem from time to time, but not just now. Did you check your spam folder? Mine had been known to be sent there!!

I hope the problem will be resolved soon!!
Edited Date: 2010-12-08 07:00 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

No! I haven't checked my spam folder. That's a great idea.

*running off to check*

ETA: OMG! Layne, you are a GENIUS! That's exactly what happened!!!! Now how do I unspam it?!
Edited Date: 2010-12-09 12:44 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com

No idea how. It usually corrects itself without me doing anything to it.

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

It wasn't correcting itself for me. Yahoo blocked quite a bit of messages, and it was happily doing so without any "remorse".

I suspect my trouble started some time after Thanksgiving when many retailers here flooding people's email with advertisements - my inbox average 20 emails every day despite the anti-spam. Apparently the anti-spam bot is screening out the wrong emails!

As [livejournal.com profile] koredump suggested, adding the lj_notifications' email address to contact list fixed the problem, hopefully for good!

From: [identity profile] passion4truth.livejournal.com

It happens every now and then, but like you LJ has been a bit quiet lately so its understandable that you did not catch on.

From: [identity profile] xwacky.livejournal.com

Hee! Icon love. ♥

Layne above just solved the mystery! For whatever reason, my yahoo email decides everything from livejournal is a spam! >:(

I just need to find a way to unspam it...

From: [identity profile] koredump.livejournal.com

The easiest way to guarantee this will never happen again is to
add an entry, e.g. named "LiveJournal", to your contact list with the email address of: lj_notify@livejournal.com . The spam filter will never block anyone in your contact list.


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