Problems with myLot

Ireland
February 15, 2007 2:53am CST
Since yesterday, I haven't being receiving emails from myLot informing me when my friends post a new topic. Is anybody else having this problem?
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23 responses
@GardenGerty (99407)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Well, I only got two overnight, so I guess I am. One of my other friends had a discussion about this as well. It must be some computer related problem. It will get resolved eventually. We need to be patient, and develop an alternative routine. Good morning, and hugs to you.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Well, at least I am getting a couple of laughs from it. Thinking of all the reasons as to why I wasn't getting any emails. It has put me in good form for the rest of the day. Afternoon to you Gertie and thanks again for coming to my aid.
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@Eskimo (2317)
15 Feb 07
How sad this is, not getting any e-mails for a few hours. Its not so long ago (actually only yesterday) that people would sit and stare out of the windows waiting for the postman to make his only 'Snail mail' delivery of the day. I've just had another 400 e-mails from a computer server that I monitor telling me that there was problems with the server. (had over 370,000 a couple of weeks ago - yes three hundred and seventy thousand). If you are feeling missed out by e-mails then please leave me your e-mail address and I'll gladly re-direct all these e-mails to your inbox. (ps every e-mail sends a text message to my mobile phone).
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Eskimo, I have my computer quite close to my window and I am sitting here waiting for the snail mail, but it seems everybody has fallen out with me. It is getting quite boring now. I won't opt for your 370,000 emails and I doubt very much that they would all fit on my mobile phone. I suppose I would rather have no mail than be bombarded with 370,000. I think I will start cooking dinner now and then practise my music. I have a lesson to-night and then I want to go shopping for a new computer desk. This one is going to collapse any day now.
@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
15 Feb 07
I didn't notice, generally, I just check the friend topics page on the site... I'm afraid of being swarmed by email notifications :) But sometimes things just stop working as they did, here on myLot!
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Ah well, I think it is near time I took a break. It will give me time to catch up on a few household chores. It happened at Christmas too, but everything was up and running within a couple of days. I wonder if I can stay away for that long!
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
15 Feb 07
Ah, maybe you can post just every now and then? :)
• United States
15 Feb 07
OMG YES YES and more Yeses. I have emailed them (myLot) yesterday and also before making this posting. It so aggravating. I asked them if I had been banned? I thought it was because someone was blackballing me because (as she PM'd me didn't like my responses!!!!)
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
I also got the funny feeling that I had done something wrong and all my friends had deleted me from their list. Well, now we can laugh about it, knowing that it's not our fault. Blackmail on myLot!! Ha, ha.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Thank you I appreciate it. Every little bit helps. They must have fixed it yesterday because I was out and when I came back I had so many emails at once.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
Do you set your friend's "Notify" to "On"?I haven't use those notify features for long so I didn't really know does it work fine.Please check it on your "Friends"page and if the problems remain the same you may need to check again after a short while to see if its back to normal.
• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Thanks dellion. Yes, I have checked and they are switched on. Are you getting your emails? If so, then maybe I should contact myLot. I know my friends have posted new discussions because I checked the new ones and their posts are there.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
Yes, I did get mine messages for both "Discussions stat by friends" as well as "Private messages from friends". Think i might be good for you contact them if the problems remain unsolved for you.
@oleinoleo (389)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
yes. i also faced this problem. starting from today..i havent get any mail informing that someone replies my discuaaion. i tought there is no replies but when i check back, there is comment from mylot members.. what's wrong?? its quit dificult today cuz no notice mail from mylot...
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
So there is a problem with myLot. I thought at first that I was having a problem with my mail box. Thanks for responding.
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
when i opened my mail this morning,i recieve a lot of notice from mylot..that is notice for yesterday.. but i aslo didnt recieve any mail today... can someone tell why??
@carlomeno (1086)
• Italy
16 Feb 07
I think that there was a delay in sending these messages, but now it seems that everything is normal
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• Ireland
16 Feb 07
I agree with you and the problem has now been resolved. Thanks so much for responding. Nice avatar!
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
16 Feb 07
yeah i heard everyone was having problem with their e-mail so you not the only one, i guess they are fix now. so i am sure you probaly figured that out too, i never check my mail because they always get send into the junk folder so i just check all my friend post every day to see if they have new one or not.
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• Ireland
16 Feb 07
Yes, the problem was resolved last evening, so I am on my merry again. I don't know why I didn't think of checking my friends discussions from the panel on the left, but that's just me. Lazy! Thanks for the helpful response.
@anonymili (3138)
16 Feb 07
Haven't had that problem personally. For example, I responded to this post via an email alert that you had posted a new discussion. Hopefully your alerts are sorted now? I understand that with sites such as these when there are lots of new members adding new friends and alerts sometimes the system can't handle it and the alerts either stop happening or you get them several days later but you get several days worth in one go! If you have lots of alerts set up I wouldn't want to be in your shoes if you got a week's worth in one go. I hope it sorted itself out. I'm not sure if this is the best way to respond to a discussion (via the email link) as others may have already posted similar responses OR your issue may have already been resolved, in which case, I apologise for taking up your time with this :)
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• Ireland
16 Feb 07
Yes, the problem has been resolved. I usually check the responses made even while using the email system but this can be a bit slow. I may give your way a try so thanks for the helpful advice.
@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I checked this morning and I had nothing which I thought was odd. I So I checked my post and I did have responses in them, I did not think too much about this and went to work. I just got home and my email is packed down . I sure hope that they fix this. It is kind of annoying.
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• Ireland
16 Feb 07
All is well again. My emails came flooding in at about 5.30pm GMT. I think I have just about caught up on them now. Thanks again for responding.
@shineison (874)
• Uganda
15 Feb 07
OH looks its a problem with many users, i do not use emails to read my friends Discussions, i go to their profile and see what they have started.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
I was doing that to-day. At least I got a lot of them answered so I haven't too many to do now. Thanks again for responding.
@Eskimo (2317)
15 Feb 07
I'm now getting the e-mail messages coming across now, including some from last night.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Yes, now I haven't time to be bored anymore. The emails are coming in at a great rate. (Hope you haven't got too many). Thanks for all the help.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have the same problem this morning I checked my email and there was nothing from any of my friends either. And most of the mornings I have so much email from all my friends, I dont no what is going on. If you fine out please let me no.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
It's all been resloved now. The emails are coming flying in at a great rate. It must have been a problem with myLot as a lot of people were complaining about it to-day.
• United States
15 Feb 07
Now, that you mention it I didn't get any this morning. I usually have 3-4 when I check my email the first thing in the morning. I don't remember any today. They could be doing some upgrading or something. I sometimes don't get my responce emails for a few hours after someone actually responds. So I'd give them some time.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Yes, it is probably just a temporary problem. I will take a break and do something else instead. Thanks a lot for responding.
@pitstop (5668)
• India
15 Feb 07
I dont subscribe to being intimated when friends start a topic, so I really dont know. I normally check in once a while and respond to a few discussions.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. It seems like some are having problems and some are not. I will wait it out and see what happens.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
15 Feb 07
It wouldn't affect me because I keep all notifications turned off as there is way too much email on this computer anyway. I keep track of my Mylot friens through the Discussions Started by Friends area. I think a number of people are having the problem you speak of and a couple others have posted about it. Yesterday, just seemed to be a pretty bogged down time on Mylot. I had a lot of trouble getting a few replies posted. I guess there are "growing pains" all around.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
I tried answering through the Discussions Started by Friends and I found I was replying to some that had started before I even joined myLot. They don't seem to be in any particular order. Anyway thanks for taking the time to respond. Sure I'll have another browes through them while I am doing nothing.
@jotace (2094)
• Spain
15 Feb 07
Yes, I'm also having the same problem today. I don't know whether we'll receive later all the mails that should have been sent until the problem is fixed or not. I hope so, otherwise I'll have to look in some profiles just to know if they started new discussions. Now I'm using the search engine to find discussions, although I like to be notified of my friends' discussions.
• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Well, once the fault is at myLot's end I am sure they will fix it at the first opportunity. The same thing happened during the Christmas period and it was all sorted within a couple of days. Then the emails came flowing in. Thanks for responding.
@Eskimo (2317)
15 Feb 07
Yes, I noticed that last night, when you replied to one of mine, and I didn't get an e-mail about it. I assume its a temporary problem, or the MyLot e-mail server is getting overloaded with the number of people using the system now.
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• Ireland
15 Feb 07
Thanks Eskimo. I'm so relieved to know that it has nothing to do with my computer or my ISP. I will just sit it out and wait for the problem to be resolved.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I have heard a lot of people complaining about this. They wrote to MyLot too, but they never replied back, as usual. I hope now, 3 weeks later, that this is not going on anymore. Are you okay now?
• Ireland
8 Mar 07
Everything is fine now margie. Thank you.
@Piratesware (2893)
• Indonesia
17 Feb 07
wew.. I still confirmed sended a email from friend discussion.
• Ireland
17 Feb 07
Thanks for your response. I appreciate it.
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
hi there.. well before i used to get email alerts whenever somebody replies to my discussion, but it was too handfull sometimes, so i just changed my preferences to NO, since i was visiting this site very often, and then i just replied whenever there's a response at this site. Thanks a bunch and happy earnings to you^_^
• Ireland
16 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. I might have to change my preferences so that when something like this happens, I won't be bombarded with hundreds of emails after the problem is resolved.