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Broken email access to these forums - finally giving up

Discussion in 'Support' started by p.f.moore, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. p.f.moore

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    I am sorry, but I am sick to death of the broken email interface to
    these forums. Whatever anyone may say about "it works for me", the
    current ill-formed emails with 2 From headers, completely breaks my
    gmail filters. I am forever having to manually move emails from my
    inbox, and often even the labels are not correctly applied. Maybe
    gmail should handle multiple From headers better, but it doesn't, and
    I'm tired of manually dealing with the results.

    Furthermore, the fact that all emails now say they are from "JP
    Software Forums" rather than the actual poster, makes it impossible to
    follow the sense of a thread.

    This issue has been going on for months, and has been the subject of
    many complaints. I appreciate that attempting to fix broken forum
    software is not the best use of Rex's time, but doing nothing is no
    better. Even ditching the forum software and setting up temporary
    lists on some free service like Google groups would be something.
    Doing anything would at least give the message that JPSoft cares about
    the views of its users.

    So I'm afraid I'm leaving these groups. If things are fixed, I may be
    back, but I'm not sure how I'd find out, so maybe I won't (I'll
    probably keep an eye on the web interface for a short while, but I
    don't expect to keep that up for long). I'm not exactly a major
    contributor here, so probably no-one will really care, but I wanted to
    make my position clear.

    Paul.
     
  2. FoxWolfie

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    On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:33:24 -0500, "JP Software Forums"
    <neil@jpsoft.com>,"p.f.moore" <> wrote:


    It's been broken, nearly since they discontinued the newsgroup interface.
    That used to work perfectly, as did the email at the time. Now, the
    web-based forum appears to be the only choice. I don't have gmail, hotmail,
    or any of the many free email accounts. I pay for a real ISP email account,
    and prefer to use that over any sort of web-based junk. Sadly, the JP
    Software Forums are useless in their current format. Everything appears to
    be from the same user, regardless of the email software I use. Being
    legally blind, simple text-based clients work the best for me, for the many
    lists that I'm on, but not with this forum. I guess it's time that I leave
    as well. I certainly can't recommend a broken forum to anyone. If not
    knowing who messages are from isn't bad enough, there hasn't been much of
    any useful material in here since the change to the new forum. :(
     
  3. ebbe

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    RSS works, at least for new topics. That's how I discovered your post :)
     
  4. Rex Clark

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  5. Rex Clark

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    I did as the screen asked but i got eaten ..
    replying between the lines eats the response.. was that expected ?




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