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Blog email system fixed

July 2nd, 2010 No comments

So, it seems that the ditzie blog site’s email system was kaput until just recently… if you registered previously (for the blog, the thing you’re reading right now), you wouldn’t have gotten an activation email. If you’re looking to log in here, the lost password tool is your friend now.

As a reminder, the Gallery system on the Beta site is a completely different animal. If you want to actually use ditzie, you’ll need to register over there. This site is just a blog where I ramble on about ditzie.

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What I’m up to…

June 28th, 2010 No comments

So, it’s no substitute for a proper road-map, but I’ve put together a to-do list for ditzie. The list is actually maintained under my RTM account and mirrored here.

Assuming I can keep it up-to-date, the list will show you what bugs I’ve identified, which features I’m working on, and what I plan to add.

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ditzie != Spammer…

June 16th, 2010 No comments

So, it has come to my attention that a lot of newly registered accounts (I’m talking about the Beta Gallery here) are not being activated. Since ditzie uses the fairly typical “activate by email” method (you register, we email you a link, and you click it to activate your account), my guess is that these registration emails are not being received. Since I have confirmed numerous times that ditzie is actually sending them, I believe that most of our registration emails are being sent to your spam folder.

This kinda makes sense. See, ditzie.com is not a high volume mailer and hasn’t yet earned itself a good reputation. We certainly don’t send spam (we hate spam, and in fact, we don’t send anything except for activation emails), but the major email providers (AOL, Gmail, MSN, Yahoo) probably haven’t picked up on the fact that our link-containing form-based email is legit.

So, if you happen to see that a registration mail from ditzie make its way into your spam folder, can you try flagging it as not-spam? Based on our provider, placing the mail into the Inbox, removing the spam label, or clicking a “not spam” button will send the mail provider a signal that the message is not junk mail. The more people who do this, the better reputation ditzie builds as being a good sender, and the sooner this problem goes away.

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