It seems a fair few of you are no longer getting our weekly Parenting News emails and/or Talk Roundups (assuming you opted to be sent them in the first place).
We suspect there may be some gremlins in the MNHQ email-sending-out machine - which we working hard to fix - but, if you've noticed an outrageous absence of MN fun in your inbox lately, it's definitely worth:
1. Checking your Spam folder. Even if MN stuff's never ended up in there before.
2. Checking your preferences in My Mumsnet. Click on Email options - and check you've selected to receive what you want to receive. Then click on Your details - have you got a message in red, saying previous attempts to email you have failed? If you have, try just clicking Save Changes (it can't hurt!)
3. See if you can tweak your Spam settings. If you use Aol, Hotmail or Yahoo, we have some suggestions for you here
4. Sign up for a Google Gmail account - it's free and they have a good track record of accepting Mumsnet's emails.
5. Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and having a good moan. We may not be able to wave a magic newsletter wand but we'll try.
Oh, and there's no Parenting News this Thursday but there is a Talk Roundup this Friday.
If you are BT Internet btw, you have to addmumsnettoyouronlineaddressbook and it'd be quite helpful if you did, cos they block anything now that comes to more than about 500 people with an @btinternet.com address! But if lots of people have the correct addresses in their mail address books online, they are added to the whitelist!
Perhaps Helen could post the correct addresses for us to add so we do it right <helpful>
My email account died while I was awol and once I got back i changed to my new Googlemail.com address but saw a red notice on my reg details that this was getting bounced too, even though this was correct, Maybe someone could CAT me to check?
I get the round up but not the parenting news. I used to get the parenting news but then I decided to opt to get the round up as well and for some reason my parenting news has stopped. Both are selected as yes, I do want to receive them.
It is definitely not going to my junk mail/spam account either as I check that daily before I delete anything.
I have also got MN on my safe list.
It is a bit weird but having checked everything and reinput it just to be on the safe side, I shall see if it makes a difference.
Klaw - Google changed from @googlemail.com email addresses to @gmail.com about three years ago I believe. So instead of using email@example.com, you can use firstname.lastname@example.org and eventually the email@example.com address stops working.
I don't know when they are stopping the googlemail.com addresses but I used to have that format and now have @gmail.com for mine because they told me too (and I occasionally do as I'm told ).
It's worth pointing out you use Google to forward to your regular email account automatically for mumsnet emails (don't set it to forward all - you'll just end up with spam). Just set up a rule to do so.
I've just checked my registration details and e-mail status and have discovered that I am down to receive everything you could possibly throw at me! However, I have never received anything other than the round-up and the news thing. Weird huh?
Not too sure what I've received in the last couple of weeks though. (I get sooooooo many e-mails [sigh])
wmmc - I've only been on googlemail less than a year & got a googlemail address. I can log in to my inbox with either @gmail or @googlemail, (though I've noticed that the Google toolbar autofill thing has recently stopped offering @googlemail as an option for my login, though it still does when I log in to other sites including MN). When I log in, it has name@googlemail at the top
But I just tried sending test emails from hotmail to both gmail & googlemail & only the googlemail one got through.
I think I am getting everything I should from MNHQ - news, round-up & I also got the holiday suggestions (I might actually try some on my bored can't-get-a-holiday-job student DD )