March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

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Post by donnacha » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:58 am

You may not be receiving notifications of PM's or topics that you are subscribed to. The hosting platforms SMTP server seems to have a poor reputation score resulting in it being listed on a couple of blacklists.

This will not prevent you from receiving a PM, you just won't be notified about it until the issue is resolved. If someone replies to a topic you are watching, you will not get a notification email.

This will most likely impact new forum registration’s also. An account will be created, however notification emails may not be received confirming registration or account activation.

I have reported the issue to the host and am waiting for a response.
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Post by MunsterFan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:00 am

Out of curiosity, what's the smtp server address?
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Post by donnacha » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:28 am

MunsterFan wrote:Out of curiosity, what's the smtp server address?
79.140.142.20 - smtp.reg365.net
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Post by MunsterFan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:47 am

Any update?
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Post by donnacha » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Everything looks to have returned to normal.
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