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Lag in email notifications and actual response

12-26-2008, 01:17 AM
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Lag in email notifications and actual response

I have noticed slowly, that the difference in time between a thread response and the email is fairly significant, and the last few days, it has taken up to an hour for the notification to come through. I don't know why, but it used to be about 5 minutes behind, or less. But for the last day or two, an hour. I can't depend on it to update me. I check my email on an iPod Touch 2G, and always check the timestamp, not delivery time. It is about an hour behind. Arn?
12-26-2008, 09:59 AM
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Well, I don't mean to change the topic a little, but I'm just wondering why you really need notifications if you go to TA at least once a day. :P The forums already show if threads have any new posts and you can subscribe to threads without getting an email everytime something new happens. :P I've found that it just spams up my inbox, so I don't even bother with it anymore.

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12-26-2008, 02:51 PM
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It's just a personal preference, I use the e-mail notification system a lot as well. Personally I'd prefer to have all replies in my inbox, but I understand that admins only send the first unread reply (and not the following ones, until you've visited the forums) to decrease e-mail load.

I didn't notice any delay, but then again - I never compare the times when the e-mail arrived and when the post was made.

Stefan