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Old 11-17-2018, 07:19 AM   #1
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Do you have a Sbcglobal, Pacbell, or ATT email? Read this.

Here is why:
Many years ago those providers (I think they are under one entity now) stopped delivering BARF emails to their users. Our emails are not placed into the users junk / spam folders. They never see the email.

What this means to current BARFers:
Current users with Sbcglobal, Pacbell, and ATT: emails never receive emails from BARF. No subscription notification, no PM notification, nothing (Admin emails appear to be sent differently and may not be affected).

Forgot your password? Users with Sbcglobal, Pacbell, and ATT emails will not receive a password reminder / reset email.

Want to change your email address? You will need to change it to a different email provider. For all the reasons above, we will not allow users to update their email to a Sbcglobal, Pacbell, and ATT address.

What this means to new users:
During the registration process you will receive a notification pop-up that says that their email is banned. They may assume it is their specific personal email not their provider. I suppose that some people give up and never register, some people email us asking for help. We reply with an explanation, and most just use a different email address, older guys reply with "I only have one email address and don't want to pay for another" and give up.

Please pass this on to your friends.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:59 AM   #2
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Wow.

I have an sbcglobal address. Last "private message" notification I got was on 4/15/2015.

So it obviously worked at some point.

It's just Yahoo mail, I don't know why it would be any different from any other Yahoo mail. (Which simply suggests maybe this should be tested against Yahoo mail as well.)
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yahoo mail delivers BARF emails.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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Yes, Yahoo works. But ATT did not work for me. BARF email ceased to reach me at my ATT address when the BARF server was moved, possibly as long as 10 years ago. IIRC, the server was located at a center that had previously hosted some unsavory (but legal) sites.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up.
I forgot about my long unused sbcglobal email account.
Just changed my barf profile.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:08 PM   #6
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If BARF's hosting provider offers email service, you could configure the server to use that instead of whatever it's currently doing. That's more likely to work with AT&T and others because it's more established.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:22 AM   #7
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Yes, Yahoo works. But ATT did not work for me. BARF email ceased to reach me at my ATT address when the BARF server was moved, possibly as long as 10 years ago. IIRC, the server was located at a center that had previously hosted some unsavory (but legal) sites.
Yes! you are correct. I forgot about the location of our servers, that is likely the cause.

I also updated the first post and other threads to include ATT in the list.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:14 AM   #8
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Being an Old Fart, I still use AOL. I receive email notices all the time.

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Old 11-19-2018, 10:40 AM   #9
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Being an Old Fart, I still use AOL. I receive email notices all the time.

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That’s interesting. I wonder why it works for you and not the many others that have contacted me.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:50 AM   #10
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Maybe it the old fart thing and since his account may have historically received emails from barf he has a pass.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:48 AM   #11
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Hi. I have decades of experience in the email business and I worked on Gmail delivery for a long time. You would probably enjoy better deliverability if BARF had an SPF record. That is table stakes for email these days. Even better if you have a DKIM record. These DNS records help recipients authenticate the sender. Currently the recipient just has to guess that your mailer is authorized to send as "www.bayarearidersforum.com" using a DNS reverse lookup. Gmail might accept this but others might not.

If you need help with the DNS I and probably plenty of BARFers can lend a hand.
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #12
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Not only do I have a pacbell email address that _ I cannot _ use or respond on BARF with on my android nor my desktop, only lurk, but I use that same pacbell email address on my Apple IPad and all works just fine, hence I can respond to this thread. Apparently someone's server likes Steve Jobs (or his ghost) but does not like Bill Gates!?!?
What started this to begin with, somebody on BARF step on somebodies toes at AT&T (which bought out Pacbell and SBC Global)

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Old 01-05-2019, 08:36 PM   #13
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I too previously received e-mail notifications from BARF on my sbcglobal account. At some point it stopped. Not sure when.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:12 AM   #14
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Back in September I received a Happy Birthday email from BARF - so figured all was good - a couple weeks back I tried to change my login to the BARF and was told I couldn't till I changed my email
Also I've had no problems with receiving notifications from other sites so I'll bet that I would still get a notification from BARF if I changed my login
Oh I still use AOL
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:17 AM   #15
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I haven't generally had issues with GMail, but about one out of ten BARF notifications has a warning about it potentially being spam. So far I can just ignore that.

I'll consider this a reminder to do my monthly check of the old sbcglobal and hotmail accounts in case a real message has shown up from someone who hasn't updated my email address in years.

===== Edit =====

Upon checking, both of them are locked currently. Guess I'll just ignore them forever now.
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