Hi folks,

Please take a moment to visit your user CP and update your email address. If the address you used to register here on OrchidTalk is no longer valid and you are subscribed to a thread, your subscription emails bounce back to our server. Also, when someone sends you a PM, or tries to email you from the link in your profile, we get a 'bounced email' notice.

With so many members, and so many bounced emails every day, we have decided to set up a 'Returned Email Policy.' Your user membership will be removed from your normal user group (most people are in the 'registered member's group' and have access to the forum and PM's etc..) and will be placed into a special user group called 'Bounced Email'. This will happen automatically the next time you get a PM or someone replies to a thread to which you have subscribed, or another member tries to send you an email using the forum software if your email address is not valid.

What does this mean? It means that you will not be able to use the forum the way you normally would until you update your email with a valid address.

If this should happen to you: Login to the forum and go to your user CP and update your email address. Your usergroup will be automatically fixed and you will again have all the permissions and privileges of the forum at your disposal.

If you do not want to receive emails from the forum when you have a new PM, or on your birthday, or when someone replies to a thread you have posted or to which you have subscribed, simply go to your user CP and click on Edit Options and scroll down to 'Messaging & Notification'. Here un-check everything. Also in the drop-down box, be sure to select 'Do Not Subscribe'. See image below for a visual guide:

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De-selecting these options will remove all email privileges for the forum and you will receive no further updates. You user group will be the same as it has always been, and we do not get an email box full of 'cannot be delivered' messages.

What is the purpose of this change? The purpose of this software addition is to help us manage our server resources better as well as saving me some time. I spend several minutes each morning and night deleting slews of 'failed mail' or 'returned/bounced email' notices.

Thanks for your understanding and for taking the time to update your email address now. The link in the previous sentence will take you directly to your update email page if you are currently logged into the forum.