Archive for the 'email' Category

Email issues

Monday, March 17th, 2008

We are having some problem delivering emails, particularly to Yahoo addresses this time. I am in contact with Yahoo to get this resolved as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience in the meantime.

Hotmail emails working again

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

With immense gratitude to the guys at Hosting Rails … i don’t know what they did but it looks as if Hotmail is accepting MyChores emails again. Please let me know if you are still not getting your email.
Following on from this, i am going to make it easier to unsubscribe from receiving MyChores emails. [...]

Hotmail problems

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

As of today Hotmail seems to have decided to consider emails from MyChores as spam. Adding to your safe senders list apparently doesn’t work anymore.
I will try my best to find a way to resolve this issue. In the meantime Hotmail users may wish to use a different email address from a different provider.

Colourful emails

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

From tomorrow those of you who receive HTML format emails should notice a change in layout - it now uses a table layout to line things up more nicely. It also includes the due date of each task. Thanks to a suggestion from Nat you can also opt to have your email coloured with Red/Amber/Green [...]

Email address verification

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Today is MyChores Monday and i’ve been working on email address verification, which has been noticeably missing for a very long time. This change shouldn’t affect anyone already registered on the site – i’ve taken it for granted that your email addresses are already verified. But for any new members signing up, they’ll get an [...]

Email notifications update

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Well, i’ll admit that wasn’t the smoothest MyChores update i’ve ever done! I managed to break the standard outbound email queue, a few people in Europe got sent the wrong tasks, and a few people in the UK received duplicate emails. I was so worried about whether i’d got the timezone thing right, i didn’t [...]

Timezone support for email notifications

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Wow, it’s been a long time coming, but i think i’ve finally achieved timezone support for email notifications. Emails were previously sent out at 4am GMT. This presumably meant that Americans were getting emails a day early, and Australians had to wait until the afternoon to get their email! Now i have an process polling [...]

No MyChores email

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Hi everyone, we’re having a little problem with MyChores email. I don’t think any emails got sent out this morning, and reminders, contact messages, signup confirmations etc are not working.
Paul at Rushed Sunlight, the company that hosts MyChores, is looking at it right now. It’s probably due to moving servers at the beginning of the [...]

HTML emails

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Here’s an update especially for jinkies and a couple of other people who said it would be a good idea: HTML emails!
This means that your daily/weekly email (if you choose to receive them) will now contain links so that you can tick chores straight out of the email.
If you don’t want to receive HTML emails [...]

Task descriptions in your emails

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

It’s been a while but i’ve finally got round to adding another feature to the site.
As requested by MazzaRC (source of many great ideas) we can now request task descriptions with our emails.
In the Preferences page there is a new ticky box called “Include Descriptions”. Tick it if you want them, or not if you [...]