Microsoft email ban and end of Wikispaces services

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Post by Chain_Reaction » February 22nd, 2019, 6:05 pm

It has come to my attention that Microsoft has banned our email server because apparently some users were marking our activation or thread subscription emails as SPAM. Despite my best efforts, they don't seem to be willing to unblock it thus I have banned these email accounts from being used here.

If you have registered here with any @outlook, @live or @hotmail account and are not receiving your activation email, please use the contact us link in the footer to contact me with the email and username you used and I will manually activate it. Note if you enter the Microsoft email in the respond to field I will be unable to respond due to the ban.

If you have already registered with these and would like to receive emails about mod updates, new PM's, thread replies and such, I'd recommend changing your email address to a non Microsoft email in your User CP.

I will continue to try to get unblocked but at this point it seems to be like moving mountains.

As an aside, I wanted to note Wikispaces officially ended services on Feb 1st. While our registration process still gives the note about emailing to convert your account, I will no longer be able to do this. The note will be removed shortly. I plan to allow registration with inactive usernames if they have 0 posts as soon as I have time to modify the scripting but any accounts with posts are now inaccessible for good.

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Post by Chain_Reaction » February 27th, 2019, 12:06 am

A user contacted me with a registration email they got from signing up with Wikispaces. I am unaware if Wikispaces sent these emails for newer users after free wiki's were discontinued but if you have one that notes your username in it, you can screenshot and submit that and I'll accept it for account conversion.

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Post by Chain_Reaction » March 16th, 2019, 2:55 am

I have finally gotten our email server unblocked from Microsoft and I have re-enabled registration with Microsoft email addresses. I have been responding to contact emails I have gotten since the ban and was unable to respond to and I am resending activation emails to those affected. Please stop marking emails from here as spam as it is a huge headache for me to fight with a corporation to be unblocked. If you don't want the emails unsubscribe from them in your User CP.

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