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Guts 1st March 2009 07:41 AM

comcast outed
 
It appears the ISP known as comcast has considered forum notifications, such as replies to posts etc, as spam. This means they are not excepting emails from bigguts.com.

Apparently I would have to jump through a large number of hoops to explain what forum notifications are - I won't be doing that.

Therefore, no new members using comcast will be taken.

Elfstone 1st March 2009 11:11 PM

lol I usually set up my forum things to not send notifications, I find them highly annoying haha.

But I am curious why wont you take them? they can still post and what not, so I don't see an issue on the forum's side... Honestly, this will be outing a lot of people, around where I live comcast has the monopoly on cable, and lots of people get the bundle of cable, internet, and phone from them, because its cheaper...

Just a thought.

bigboy7993 2nd March 2009 03:53 AM

In my area comcast definitely has a monopoly because the only alternative is DSL, which is not nearly as fast here. However, one could easily create a free email account with GMail, as I did, or AIM.

Elfstone 2nd March 2009 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigboy7993 (Post 43419)
In my area comcast definitely has a monopoly because the only alternative is DSL, which is not nearly as fast here. However, one could easily create a free email account with GMail, as I did, or AIM.

that's true I wasn't thinking of that, I don't even use a comcast email... Still I don't understand the point. I guess its an issue if you WANT to receive emails but I turned that off or something, cause I know I don't get em haha.

Guts 2nd March 2009 06:48 AM

Good thoughts people, thanks for those.

The point is keeping down the number of bounce emails. Everytime someone using their comcast address, I get a bounce. Less bounces is a good thing. Same reason yahoo addresses aren't accepted.

Kizzume 6th March 2009 11:18 AM

I'm glad I have both my own email server AND have an ISP that's not a huge corporation.

LrgrThnLf 7th March 2009 03:08 PM

Comcast causing mail problems? Could be worse.. could be bloody yahoo!

They do the whole 400 series temporary error thing repeatedly, sometimes for up to 72 hours or so! ... and sometimes even longer.

I get the impression the problem arises when people subscribe to things like topic notifications etc., then rather than unsubscribing they hit the "mark as spam" button.

Believe it or not, AOL is very sane here - when a complaint happens, you can nominate a contact and copies of emails that were complained about (less addresses) get sent through to nominated address. Given the emails also often contain specific URLs with UIDs etc. - one can find the user in question and unsubscribe them from stuff etc.

capricornrabbit 18th April 2009 01:16 AM

Yahoo
 
I've never had problems with Yahoo, though I use GMail for most of my
communication these days. Forum notifications and such I just disable
as necessary, but then again, I rarely visit forums and message boards
as it is anyway.

E-mails from the major US ISP's tend to bounce more, as people usually
move their E-mail to their own domain or one of the free E-mail sites.

Just my opinion, nothing more.


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