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Message 5742 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 18:59:11 UTC

During a lull in the work coming from SETI, I tried to sign up for Predictor@home, but after five days I am still waiting for my ID to be emailed to me, and the only email link I can find on their site is a dud.

Can't get on their message boards to ask why I haven't got the ID yet, because I need the ID to get on the message boards...

Does anyone know what is going on there, or how to get in touch with them? If not, I'll just give up and stick with SETI as the work seems to be flowing again.


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Message 5749 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 19:07:40 UTC

make in General preferences. at POINT--Keep enough work on disk to last between
3-4 days and then in the client push UPDATE enjoy
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Message 5758 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 20:28:07 UTC - in response to Message 5742.

From a message on the predictor front page.

"7/09/04
When you create your new account, you should receive an e-mail containing the account ID needed for activation of your Predictor account. If you do not receive this email within 1 hour or so, your or your ISP's spam filter might have blocked it. In this case do not try to create another account but send us an email at predictor AT scripps.edu. Please replace AT with @ in the actual email that you send us."


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Message 5759 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 20:28:33 UTC - in response to Message 5749.

> make in General preferences. at POINT--Keep enough work on disk to last
> between 3-4 days and then in the client push UPDATE enjoy

??? Was this meant to be a reply to my question? Because it makes no sense whatever in that context. (Nice graphics, though.)

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Message 5763 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 20:33:44 UTC - in response to Message 5758.
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> From a message on the predictor front page....

Thanks for that Heffed, I'm pretty sure it wasn't there last time I looked!

[edit] Alas, the address predictor at scripps dot edu also bounces, so I still can't talk to them. They must be playing hard to get.

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Message 5782 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 20:59:03 UTC - in response to Message 5763.

> > From a message on the predictor front page....
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> Thanks for that Heffed, I'm pretty sure it wasn't there last time I looked!

You're welcome. And yes, the message is new. :)

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Message 5793 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 21:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 5763.

> [edit] Alas, the address predictor at scripps dot edu also bounces, so I still
> can't talk to them. They must be playing hard to get.

Did you try the address the link shows, instead of the actual link location?

I just ask because the link text says to write to predictor at ... But clicking the link gives you BOINC at .... Maybe try both addresses?

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Message 5804 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 21:19:47 UTC - in response to Message 5793.

> Did you try the address the link shows, instead of the actual link location?
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> I just ask because the link text says to write to predictor at ... But
> clicking the link gives you BOINC at .... Maybe try both addresses?

I did ... 'predictor at' and 'boinc at' both bounce. :(

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Message 5844 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 22:59:23 UTC
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I'll make a post over there referencing this post.

Edit: Posted. Someone on the predictor team should see it.

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Message 6014 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 9:06:01 UTC

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Message 6297 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 0:21:10 UTC

Okay, I e-mailed to both the Predictor at scripps dot edu and the boinc at scripps dot edu and received back confirmation that those e-mail addresses are working.

Sir Alan, not knowing your internet skill levels, I will just point out that the e-mails must be formated in standard e-mail format and not pasted as written.

It may be possible that your internet mail service is blocking both directions, or that your own junk mail settings are set so tight that they block both. If you are getting e-mail to and from seti, you should be able to get it to and from predictor. Double check your settings, and any "exclusions" that may be added for junk mail filters.

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Message 6386 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 6:12:12 UTC - in response to Message 6297.

> Sir Alan, not knowing your internet skill levels, I will just point out that
> the e-mails must be formated in standard e-mail format and not pasted as
> written.

ie: yadda@yadda.yadda :)

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Message 6654 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 21:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 6297.

> Okay, I e-mailed to both the Predictor at scripps dot edu and the boinc at
> scripps dot edu and received back confirmation that those e-mail addresses are
> working.

Fine, that eliminates one possibility.

> Sir Alan, not knowing your internet skill levels, I will just point out that
> the e-mails must be formated in standard e-mail format and not pasted as
> written.

A reasonable point, but yes, I did realise that.

> It may be possible that your internet mail service is blocking both
> directions, or that your own junk mail settings are set so tight that they
> block both.

Doesn't look like it. I get all the usual rubbish which is flagged by Mailwasher Pro, but I don't delete anything unseen. My antivirus occasionally deletes the contents of dodgy emails and attachments, but the subject line is retained intact. If that lot get through, I doubt that my ISP is deleting anything.

> If you are getting e-mail to and from seti, you should be able to
> get it to and from predictor.

My ID email from SETI (BOINC) turned up ok. I get notified when there is a posting to this topic.

The last bounce started thus (I have edited out my email address and part of my local machine's address):

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

predictor@scripps.edu
SMTP error from remote mailer after MAIL FROM: SIZE=4189:
host relay1.scripps.edu [137.131.200.29]: 550 5.0.0 ... Configuration error

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path:
Received: from dsl-80-46-173-***.access.uk.tiscali.com ([80.46.173.***]:3580 helo=regent)
by mk-smarthost-3.mail.uk.tiscali.com with smtp (Exim 4.30)
id 1Bj2Hz-000MLp-0s
for predictor@scripps.edu; Fri, 09 Jul 2004 21:48:11 +0100

[remainder edited out.]

The bounce from the BOINC address was much the same.

I've been away for the weekend so maybe I should try again. Thanks for your advice, everyone.

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Message 6857 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 9:11:47 UTC - in response to Message 6654.

Hi Sir_Alan.

The Predictor has tried to mail you your ID, but apparently your inbox isn't functioning?

This is the reply they got from your ISP. (your email is substituted with "foo")

foo@foo.com: host relay1.scripps.edu[137.131.200.29] said: 550
5.2.1 foo@foo.com ... Mailbox disabled for this recipient

They suggest trying another email address.


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Message 6862 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 9:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 6857.

> The Predictor has tried to mail you your ID, but apparently your inbox isn't
> functioning?

That's really odd, because I only use the one address, and it's receiving plenty of other emails, including the one which just notified me of your posting.

I will try registering with another address (different domain but same ISP) and see what happens.

Thanks for your efforts to help solve this.

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Message 6866 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 9:52:53 UTC - in response to Message 5742.
Last modified: 12 Jul 2004, 9:55:15 UTC

edit.

sorry,

Didn't read the rest of the thread.

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Message 6874 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 10:13:23 UTC - in response to Message 6862.

> Thanks for your efforts to help solve this.

No problem. :) I hope you get it working!

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