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Topic   Email Forwarding Subscriber option phase out

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 17-Apr-2018(#1)
There had been a subscriber only option that lets you setup email forwarding for username@gametz.com to your private email address.

I've decided to remove this feature. It is not longer shown on the subscriber options page. The feature has not been that popular, has been somewhat buggy and hard to maintain, and running a mail server in generals is complicated and problematic.

At the moment, there are about 30 people using this feature. They will be grandfathered in such that it will continue to work for these people at least a while longer.

In the long term, this forwarding will be removed entirely and no @gametz.com emails will function. My ultimate goal is to stop accepting all mail sent to a @gametz.com address.

Please take steps to stop using your @gametz.com email address (where you may be using it, replace it with something else).

For now, I will maintain the forwarding rules by-hand. So, if you'd like to disable forwarding now, just let me know (PMing me is usually best).

As GameTZ continues to slowly decline and I work toward transitioning us to a new server, I'm looking for ways to simplify the site. This is part of that effort.

Let me know if you have an issue with this.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
17-Apr-2018(#2)
If you're wondering if you were using this feature, just check My Account/Settings under More Info->Email Address. If it ends with @gametz.com, you're using it.

I plan to contact each of the people directly about it too.
Ranchan
Has Written 9 Reviews
(frozen)
17-Apr-2018(#3)
Just an FYI. I went into my account and replaced my gametz email address with another. When I submitted the change, I had to reactivate my GTZ account (and click on a link in an email sent by GTZ confirming the new email address). Thankfully, I have not encountered any problem regaining access to my GTZ account.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
17-Apr-2018(#4)
Cool, thanks.

I could swap emails for others, if that's easier. Doing it yourself does that confirmation re-login thing.

Not that the forwarding is still in place, even after your change your gametz account email. I have to remove it by hand at this point. So, let me know if/when you want that.

I'm planning to send PMs to the people affected to make sure each knows about it. I'll try to give everyone these options.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
18-Apr-2018(#5)
OK, I PM'd the 30 or so people affected by this.

I also replaced their @gametz.com emails on their accounts here with the real email, to spare them that confirmation thing.

Anxiouz
850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
18-Apr-2018(#6)
Thanks for changing mine back. I literally just turned on the forwarding a few days ago for the first time but I only get PMs and never emails from people so this is totally fine to remove.
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
18-Apr-2018(#7)
cool, thanks
Shadowrunner
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
18-Apr-2018(#8)
You can turn mine off for good Bill. I only use it as a forwarding email address for my HK PSN account.
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17)
18-Apr-2018(#9)
I've actually been using that for most of the sites I use, so I'll need some time to go and change the email addresses. I'll send you a PM once I've finished.

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
19-Apr-2018(#10)
Thanks guys.
WaltJay

(abandoned)
19-Apr-2018(#11)
Thanks for the heads up and thank you for resetting it to my original email address.

Topic   Email Forwarding Subscriber option phase out