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Problems with registering on this forum

Postby Shifu » Sun 9 Feb 2014 00:01

Edit on the 10.12.2014.

To my knowledge, that problem doesn't exist anymore (if it does, the hotfix is still posted below). If you know of anyone having problems with registering, please PM me. If you can't register, please leave me a comment on my Steam profile (link) and add me (note, I won't accept you if you don't leave a comment)

You'll find the old post below following line.
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Hello,

we have been pointed to the fact that lately some people encounter problems when trying to register on this forum.

Apparently, this occurs when you're trying to register using an e-mail "[at]hotmail.com" as Microsoft puts "[at]focus-home.com" into a blocked domain. Hence, the mail will never arrive in your inbox, not even in the spam.

Temporary solution:
  1. Go to Inbox Options in live.com for Outlook (press the little cog next to your name in the top right -> More Email Settings)
  2. Click on Safe and blocked senders (below the caption "Preventing junk email"), click on safe senders
  3. Add "[at]focus-home.com" to the list
  4. Go back to forums and have activation account re-sent.

Thanks to Commissar Fuklaw for identifying the problem and providing a solution.
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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Goldensniper » Sun 9 Feb 2014 02:13

[quote="Shifu"]Hello,
Apparently, this occurs when you're trying to register using an e-mail "[at]hotmail.com" as Microsoft puts "[at]focus-home.com" into a blocked quote]


Tsssss Microsoft.. :roll: SO I believe it concerns all Outlook, live and Hotmail domain names email accounts.

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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby T80U = tankbankai » Sun 9 Feb 2014 04:14

Thank you SO MUCH I have been trying to register on the forums for AGES! :D
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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Boogie Van » Sun 9 Feb 2014 09:21

You may or may not have this problem if your email was registered with Microsoft before a certain date; it's best to double-check if you have a Windows email account.

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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Mad22 » Sun 9 Feb 2014 14:36

Whats Microsoft's problem with focus email?
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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Commissar Fuklaw » Sun 9 Feb 2014 19:31

Mad22 wrote:Whats Microsoft's problem with focus email?


It isn't just focus. I had to walk my father through this for his billing emails. Microsoft suddenly blocked a ton of emails that are apparently legitimate... that is what the junk box is for Microsoft, good job at screwing up so badly!
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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Mad22 » Sun 9 Feb 2014 19:48

Commissar Fuklaw wrote:
Mad22 wrote:Whats Microsoft's problem with focus email?


It isn't just focus. I had to walk my father through this for his billing emails. Microsoft suddenly blocked a ton of emails that are apparently legitimate... that is what the junk box is for Microsoft, good job at screwing up so badly!


That is incredibly poor but not surprising.
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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby bills6693 » Mon 10 Feb 2014 01:57

Thanks, this was causing a problem for me too for ages! Any reason microsoft chose that to block?

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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby spyker92 » Mon 10 Feb 2014 04:03

This prevented me from posting for weeks. Thanks for someone finally finding a solution :D

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Re: [Temporary] Problems with registering

Postby Corpy » Mon 10 Feb 2014 19:49

Yep, this turned out to be my problem as well, fixed provided here worked out just fine.
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