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« on: April 21, 2008, 09:42:23 pm »

Forum Settings Section


Core Configuration


Maintenance Mode -   Put a checkmark in the box to enable/disable Maintenance Mode.
If ticked Maintenance mode will be activated. Only administrators can use the Forum.
Other users get a 'this Forum is in maintenance mode' message.
The database may still be accessed for user authentication (to tell if the Member is an administrator).

Subject for display - Title for the Maintenance Mode message. This will be shown to users only if Maintenance mode is on.

Message for display - Description of why the Forum is in maintenance mode. It will be shown to user only if Maintenance mode is on.


Forum Title - The name of your forum. This is used in the title and footer of your Forum pages, as the name of the sender of email notifications and on the footer of each email message sent by your forum.
Webmaster Email Address - Email address from which to send all Topic notifications, Personal message notifications, newsletters, etc. This address also receives database error warnings, should they occur.
Cookie Name - Name of the cookie to set for authentication purposes. Changing this value will cause everyone to be logged out.


Feature Configuration


IMPORTANT:  It is best to leave the settings on this page at default if you do not understand them.

Mail Type -  Mail type should be left at PHP Default (in the dropdown box)
    No need to mess with the settings for mail

Default login cookies length (in minutes) - The default values that will be shown in various login screens through the forum.
Enable local storage of cookies - (SSI won't work well with this on.)
SMF uses cookies to store login information on the client computer. Cookies can be stored globally (myserver.com) or locally (myserver.com/path/to/forum).  Check this option if you're experiencing problems with users getting logged out automatically.
Globally stored cookies are less secure when used on a shared webserver (like Tripod).
Local cookies don't work outside the forum folder so, if your forum is stored at www.myserver.com/forum, pages like www.myserver.com/index.php cannot access the account information. Especially when using SSI.php, global cookies are recommended.

Use subdomain independent cookies - (turn off local cookies first!)
Makes log in cookies available across subdomains. For example, if...Your site is at http://www.simplemachines.org/,
And your forum is at http://forum.simplemachines.org/, Using this option will allow you to access the forum's cookie on your site. Do not enable this if there are other subdomains (like hacker.simplemachines.org) not controlled by you.

Enable compressed output - This option will compress output to lower bandwidth consumption, but it requires zlib to be installed.
Use database driven sessions - This option makes use of the database for session storage - it is best for load balanced servers, but helps with all timeout issues and can make the forum faster.
Allow browsers to go back to cached pages - Turning this on will decrease the bandwidth your forum uses, and make it so clicking back will not reload the page - the downside is that the (new) icons won't update, among other things. (unless you click to that page instead of going back to it.)
Seconds before an unused session timeout - This is the number of seconds for sessions to last after they haven't been accessed. If a session is not accessed for too long, it is said to have "timed out". Anything higher than 2400 is recommended.
Default:  2880 (normally works fine)

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 06:52:45 am »

Hello My name is Heather and I have recently started.  I have checked all the spots that you have suggested here in this topic, I have also tried some test accounts.  I do receive emails from responding PM, however I am NOT receiving any with new members register.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 07:10:24 am »

Admin CP > Registration > Settings > Notify administrators when a new member joins: (check this)
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 08:06:23 am »

Thank you thank you for your replays,  I do have an experience admin on the team and she is also baffled and had suggested I contact you.  I do not mess with anything I do not understand, and for the most part if it says default as an option it is left in that manor.


Here is what I can tell you that...

My email is working, no it is not going to spam/junk.
Yes I checked the box for Notifications to admin, and it is working cuz the other admin is receive the notifications.
My information in profile is work, becuse I have received replies from PM's.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 12:27:39 pm »

Do you use a hotmail address?
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 01:32:34 pm »

yep i have hotmail.  With hotmail i did not receive pm messages or notifications, I opened a  yahoo account and i can now receive pms but not notifications.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 01:38:15 pm »

yep i have hotmail.  With hotmail i did not receive pm messages or notifications, I opened a  yahoo account and i can now receive pms but not notifications.

You need to tell your email client when using hotmail or yahoo that you want to receive those emails...   hotmail flags unsoliciated website mails as spam... yahoo does something similar.    They are both notorius for lost mail because of how they filter things so you have to really go thru their settings to figure this one out.    Wish I could be more helpful but there isnt a thing we can do on our end.   hotmail.co.uk seems to be even worse.

I use a gmail account and have no issues with it -   gmail did make some changes abit ago and it caused my notifications to go to my spam folder but it was easily fixable.   
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 04:12:26 pm »

Thank you for your time on this matter.  It is good to know i am not going crazy. Funny thought does it not come from the same address, the PM's and the Notifications, so it is weird that one will work and the other will not.   I have messed with the settings on both accounts, still no luck, however i will start bugging them for some answers.

Thanks, Heather
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