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Problem With 'So-n-so is now following you" Emails

  1. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    I have gotten several emails today, which are from when a user follows me. In the emails it explains a little about the person following me and gives and link to their profile.

    However, the urls are broken.

    The urls do not contain HubPages.

    An example of how the urls are set up in the email is:
    http://profile/melbel

    I have forwarded one such email to the HP team and will reference this forum post. This is in case I'm crap at explaining the problem.

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image81
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Our apologies.  It looks like several users mistakenly received some emails today at 3pm.  We are looking into it right now.

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I did too. And not only were the links broken, they were names of people who were already following me before.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image85
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    Same here - got a new follower and the link simply had http://profile/[user] as the link.

  3. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    Me too sad

  4. AliciaC profile image99
    AliciaCposted 6 years ago

    I have the same problem.

  5. emichael profile image78
    emichaelposted 6 years ago

    I have gotten 4 of those emails today, but all from users who already follow me. And yes, my links are broken as well. I thought it was some sort of spam or virus at first...

    1. Green Lotus profile image60
      Green Lotusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too!!hmm

  6. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    I've noticed some strange problems with Followers and e-mails today.  In reporting or asking about it, I tried to be efficient, combining two topics in one thread - but, anyway, it's here:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/83317#post1788210

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image81
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Aficionada,

      I believe that the issues with follower emails being erroneously sent was a glitch that occured yesterday and was promptly fixed.  It shouldn't happen again.

      Ari

      1. Aficionada profile image85
        Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Ah, this thread explains why someone who was following me sent me a mail saying my stuff had got really rubbish and they didn't want to follow me anymore.

    Just a programming glitch.

    Phew.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Are you serious Mark?

      I had the Follow glitch happen to me the other day but was too tired to report it.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No.

        Just trying to be 'funny'.

        That's probably why they stopped following.

        1. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          there are a couple of followers I have who change their mind from time to time. They follow me, stop, and then follow me again. bizarre.

          1. Aficionada profile image85
            Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Another Hubber mentioned that same issue:

            http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/83317#post1788159

 
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