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Mailbox Overload

  1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    anyone else turning off the email notifications for new hubs? I'm maxed out and it's only Day freakin' Two.

    1. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Teresa I am ready to , but that seems to be the only way I am able to find out who is writing what, I can't seem to keep up as some are cranking out in masses.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this



      Yes, I have. ( and I don't have G mail) but I do try to check hubtivity often and My favorites, and those who are responding to mine. It's a little crazy, but I think it will slow, and it will be an overall good thing.
      My mailbox tends to fill quickly, but I'm going to do try to delete my unimportant mail more often.

  2. BristolBoy profile image83
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Yeah I have done that as well.  I normally get a lot of emails daily (hundreds) but yesterday it seemed especially busy so I turned mine off.

    1. LondonGirl profile image91
      LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      BB, did you get an email from me?

  3. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I did the same, as soon as I saw the challenge.  Figured I hang out here enough, I can see who wrote what!

  4. JamaGenee profile image86
    JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago

    I haven't turned it off - yet.  But I *am* considering unfanning some of the 100/30 crowd for the duration, and then re-fanning them after. 

    Wondered when people would start complaining about the Challenge overloading their mailboxes! cool

    1. profile image0
      C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I knew it was going to happen. was one of my first concerns. I left mine on. I just worry that I'll delete something I shouldn't, like an important one from a literary agent.
      fat chance of that probably this month anyway.

    2. KCC Big Country profile image84
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Don't unfan me!  I just hit 200 tonight!

      1. JamaGenee profile image86
        JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        NEVER you!!  I have a little list - and you aren't on it! cool

        Oh, and congrats on 200 fans!  WOOHOO!

      2. Paper Moon profile image83
        Paper Moonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Make that 202!

  5. aniketgore profile image68
    aniketgoreposted 8 years ago

    LOL hubchallenge gonna have negative effects also few off course.

  6. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    I just make them all filter to 'read' status in Gmail -- that's pretty easy to do. If you want to know how to do it I can probably write something up for you guys.

    Here's some info from Gmail's site about how to filter:

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answ … nswer=6579

  7. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    What about switching HP mail to an alternate e-mail address?

    Because, of course, you can't change your e-mail address. Why not?

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I just switched my Hubpages mail to an address I rarely use. Will see how that works.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks JamaGenee! 

    I did just cut off the email notification for when new hubs are posted.  That should help a lot.

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that.  How will you know when those 200 fans (which includes me) publishes new hubs??? roll

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I don't really use the email notification to tell me when you have.  I really go through the hubtivity for the day when I come back from being out.  I keep up pretty good.  It's sometimes a struggle between reading and writing.

        1. JamaGenee profile image86
          JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Email is the first place I go to when I log on, so I'd be lost without the notifications.  To each her own. cool

  9. raiderfan profile image58
    raiderfanposted 8 years ago

    I never get email from no one.

    1. Christoph Reilly profile image85
      Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe you should switch teams?

  10. Christoph Reilly profile image85
    Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago

    It's driving me bonkers. There are some people - not necessarily doing the challenge - that I would like to be notified about, so I haven't decided what I'll do. Did anybody think about quality?

    1. goldentoad profile image61
      goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I usually could find the ones I want to read pretty easily, not so much no more. Quality CR? Hubpages?

      1. Christoph Reilly profile image85
        Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Point taken.

    2. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yep that's why I'm not doing the challange. My writing is bad enough without working to a deadline. I am like Charlie, left my mail on and just skim through all the junk ones. (come on folks admit it there are junk ones, shame on all you so called 'writers' you sacrificed your reputations for the sake of glory).
      Oh and all that money your gonna make. lol cool

  11. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I already get shiploads of email, so I have turned it off till this is over, and try to use more time on hubtivity to trace fan activity.

  12. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Phew thank goodness I am doing the challenge under a new login name! I would be fairly annoyed to loose my 1000 fans ! I must admit its not something I'd thought of! Though I can see it would be pretty boring getting 5 or 6 hubs in row all on a very similar topic

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I feel that some of us will only be able to keep up with their very favorite fans.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You don't lose your fans if they tempoarily turn of their notification . . . do you?

      1. goldentoad profile image61
        goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I've had mine turned off since week one of being on hubpages, it does nothing, you just have to scroll to see who's written what.

  13. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    I'm actually very pleased this came along cause it gave me the shove to split my public real me and the niche marketing stuff I do.

    No one in their right mind wants to comment on a string of hubs all written around a very similar set of keywords- but from a search engine point of view its fine - but the people who find my news from google will probably only read one and then go and check out the eBay offers (I hope!)

  14. mandybeau profile image60
    mandybeauposted 8 years ago

    I said the challenge would just mean good people would write crap, in a wild attempt to make up the given amount of Hubs, I have spammed the lot, and just manually check the Hubs of those I consistently enjoy.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Good people are not going to jeapordize their"good" standing by writing crap. If they do, so be it. Read some before you decide.

      1. mandybeau profile image60
        mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No seriously the Hubs  some of the people that are churning out, are not their normal HIGH Standard. I have read quite a few and it does show.

        1. profile image0
          LAmatadoraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          it does show how? Like the hubs are crappy? or their hubs are good and their writing is improving? Inquiring minds want to know what you mean by that.....smile

          1. mandybeau profile image60
            mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Mi Amigo
            Not good enquiring minds, can read for themselves.

          2. mandybeau profile image60
            mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Mi Amigo
            Not good enquiring minds, can read for themselves.

        2. LondonGirl profile image91
          LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          If anyone thinks that of my hubs, I'd be glad if they'd tell me. I'm never offended by that type of thing, and I'd rather know.

  15. Hup Challenge profile image83
    Hup Challengeposted 8 years ago

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm probably writing WAY too much (still working on my 4th), so I'm definitely keeping my quality up.

    I wish I could write something that was complete junk, but that's not how I roll. smile

  16. Trekkiemelissa profile image80
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    I turned mine off a long time ago.  There is one hubber that I fanned that would write ten hubs back to back so I finally decided to just turn it off.  If I really want to see, I will look in on my faves from time to time.  I do read the hubactivities though.

  17. The Phil profile image60
    The Philposted 8 years ago

    Same here. If you use Outlook, I have a great way to see how much space you're using.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Find-Outlook-Ma … -on-Server

  18. Feline Prophet profile image61
    Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago

    I turned it off too...and now I remain blissfully ignorant...which is not always a good thing! tongue

    1. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      blissful I would believe but never ignorant. cool

      1. Feline Prophet profile image61
        Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, little do you know, oh Noble Fox!

  19. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I'm another one who's turned off the email notifications.  And I do think there's been a slip in standards, even among some of my favourite Hubbers.  It's the little things - like typo's, spelling mistakes, clunky sentences, overlong paragraphs.  The kind of thing they would have fixed if they'd done a more careful edit.

  20. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Yep - I filtered. Soon as I realised just how many were actually in the challenge AND on my list. Like someone else said - I'm on here enough to pick up who published what.

 
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