Archive for the 'email' Category

Email problems

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

I am sorry for the ongoing email problems that we are experiencing. I am still trying to work with the hosting company to get issues fixed after the upgrade this week.

Email issues

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Apologies for the delay for some people to receive your signup emails and email verification links. The problem has been fixed and the backlog of emails is just being processed now.
I have also heard reports that some emails are being blocked or marked as spam by Yahoo and Gmail. I’m not sure whether this is [...]

Sorry for the downtime

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

MyChores is currently temporarily unavailable. We are just trying to configure it to use Capistrano. Hopefully we’ll be back very soon! Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Update
Okay, we are back up and now using the new Capistrano configuration. Apologies for the yo-yo effect today. I hope you weren’t too badly affected. Also i must [...]

All back to normal

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

I am happy to report that MyChores is finally back on track and working as it should. The emails are going out and the OpenID functionality has been restored. Actually, there was a bit of code tweaking to be done to be compatible with a newer version of the ruby-openid gem so i’m glad that’s [...]

Emails back again!

Friday, April 11th, 2008

The email issue has been sorted and emails are coming through now. We have an idea of a fix for the OpenID issue, which i will try this evening.
Many thanks for your patience.

OpenID and email still not working

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I am very sorry about this. HostingRails are working on it, but they are not providing the helpful service that i had come to trust. I guess they are fixing a lot of problems for a lot of people after the restore. We will have to be patient a little longer.

Everything not quite right just yet

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Emails are not being sent correctly and OpenID is not working.
Unfortunately they are quite major things, i realise. I have asked HostingRails to look into it. Very sorry for the inconvenience, especially to our OpenID users who will be unable to log in just now.

Solution to email spam

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The wonderful people at HostingRails have set up a Sender Policy Framework for us. This means that mail from MyChores can only come from one particular server. If it does not, then it is somebody else spoofing our email address, and most email clients should simply reject it.
I am hoping this will stop the despicable [...]

Fake spam emails

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

It has come to my attention that some low-life piece of scum is sending out spam emails making them look as if they came from MyChores. These emails absolutely categorically did not come from MyChores. I am disgusted at the motives of whoever is doing this - doing their dirty work under cover and tarnishing [...]

Some email changes

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The Yahoo block has prompted me to make some important changes to MyChores and emails.
For a long time i have required email addresses to be verified before MyChores sent any emails. Once verified, however, i assumed that everyone wants daily emails. As from tonight, new people will be able to specify exactly what they want [...]