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UPDATE

Server side bug should be fixed. But the caching messed up my "last read" tracking. Clicking a new post in the homepage would not take me to the last posts.

if something like that is wonky on your end, it may be because of the cached pages that happened if you visited recently.

First try a full refresh like CTRL -R .

If some links are still wonky, do a clear cache in your browser for the past day or so and that should fix it. (eg. ctrl shift delete in Google Chrome desktop).
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(2017-02-03, 5:14 pm)ファブリス Wrote: UPDATE

Server side bug should be fixed. But the caching messed up my "last read" tracking. Clicking a new post in the homepage would not take me to the last posts.

if something like that is wonky on your end, it may be because of the cached pages that happened if you visited recently.

First try a full refresh like CTRL -R .

If some links are still wonky, do a clear cache in your browser for the past day or so and that should fix it. (eg. ctrl shift delete in Google Chrome desktop).

Thank you! This fixed the entire problem. Smile
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Does subscribe / instant notification via email work for everyone?

I don't understand why it doesn't send me emails. Maybe the admin account behaves differently.
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(2017-02-10, 9:08 am)ファブリス Wrote: Does subscribe / instant notification via email work for everyone?

I don't understand why it doesn't send me emails. Maybe the admin account behaves differently.

I was just about to post that here myself: I'm not able to get any emails. This extends to validating my current email address. The same behavior occurred with my old account.
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Sigh. I think the main culprit here is that HostGator servers are routinely flagged as spam.

Same for Kanji Koohii, for some people the sign up emails or even forgot password emails !!! will go to GMail's "Spam" folder. Sad

I don't know how to solve this , besides changing web hosting.
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Thank you! My mails indeed were in the gmail spam folder - and my desktop mail client did not synchronize that (for whatever reason). I marked them as "no spam" via the gmail web interface, and now everything works as expected. This resolves the issue at least for me.
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Well, mailing is a lot more complicated than it initially seems (configuring Sendmail, for instance, is such a pain, and when you finally think you have it, suddenly your server gets flagged as spam because of your provider or for no apparent reason at all, or your SPF headers start running into issues, or...)
Depending on your traffic, maybe you could use an external service like Sendgrid -- but it still requires some setting up and will make your mails carry "tracking" information, so definitely not everyone's cup of coffee. On the plus side, it tends to greatly simplify things in the long run.

Perhaps you could tell us what's your current setup on a "feedback"-flagged github issue so knowledgeable people could weigh in.
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faneca Wrote:Perhaps you could tell us what's your current setup on a "feedback"-flagged github issue so knowledgeable people could weigh in.

Pretty much just using sendmail from php. I have never looked into the CPanel for that. Could there be some settings there that affect the way emails are sent?

Do you think switching to https will change the way emails are flagged?
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(2017-02-13, 6:22 am)ファブリス Wrote: Pretty much just using sendmail from php. I have never looked into the CPanel for that. Could there be some settings there that affect the way emails are sent?

Never used Hostgator's CPanel, so I don't know, but it's definitely possible. Email sending has lots of things that can be configured (from basic matters like proper domain name configuration to more advanced topics like DMARC, SPF, DKIM...) hence it'd make sense to look there, but I'd do it only after you really know what's going on with your mail delivery.

(2017-02-13, 6:22 am)ファブリス Wrote: Do you think switching to https will change the way emails are flagged?

Not sure what you mean by "switching to https". If you're talking about your near future plan to switch the entire web server to https, I don't think that would affect your mail in any way (but, then again, mail is more complex than it seems, so getting better "overall score" for your server -if that even makes sense- wouldn't hurt).
If you are talking instead about using cyphered (i.e. TLS) connections to deliver mail to the users' MTAs, that would likely help (but anyway that's something that depends on how every MTA out there likes to be contacted from you, so...)
As you know, spam flagging is usually based on score, so anything you can do to get the score up, like implementing TLS, SPF or the like (which can require some setup about certificates, email headers, DNS records, etc.) would be of use; but it's usually more important to have "blocking" things sorted out first: having a properly configured /etc/hosts, for example, can help with some issues if your mails look like they are being sent from "localhost" instead of "koohii.com".

IMO The best you can do is grab one of your flagged emails from the spam folder in gmail (or another similar provider) and inspect carefully all its headers (gmail, at least on its web interface, now has some sort of diagnostics when you press on the message's "show original" option) to put you on the right track about what you should debug first.
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