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    Exclamation Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    Today I tried to change my email address on my profile to use gmail which allows me to download using kmail client instead of the Yahoo one which doesn't permit this.

    I entered the requested information stating personal use rather than the corporate use, but on the next screen it stated an email confirmation would be sent to my new address and please set your preferences for corespondances

    Clicked the link and got server error
    Clicked the continue and got a screen asking for my company and job title address etc.. Never got this before when I signed up for an account.

    Anyways, checked my email and clicked the confirmation link which took me to Corporate Novel "email has been confirmed" please enter your business contact information and choose products you wish to purchase.

    What is going on? Is this normal, for users wanting to change their email account associated with openSUSE forums?
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:16:01 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Today I tried to change my email address on my profile to use gmail
    > which allows me to download using kmail client instead of the Yahoo one
    > which doesn't permit this.


    The e-mail address and demographic information is pulled from the Novell
    Login authentication source - after you confirm the settings and get to
    the "Success" page, the continue button takes you into Novell Customer
    Center - which is probably where you're ending up (since I'm an employee,
    my view may well be different than yours upon completing the process).

    That said, I need to check and see if there's something else that needs
    to be done to ensure that your address is set properly in the forums
    software.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:16:01 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Today I tried to change my email address on my profile to use gmail
    > which allows me to download using kmail client instead of the Yahoo one
    > which doesn't permit this.


    The e-mail address and demographic information is pulled from the Novell
    Login authentication source - after you confirm the settings and get to
    the "Success" page, the continue button takes you into Novell Customer
    Center - which is probably where you're ending up (since I'm an employee,
    my view may well be different than yours upon completing the process).

    That said, I need to check and see if there's something else that needs
    to be done to ensure that your address is set properly in the forums
    software.

    Jim

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    Ok, I just checked to see if my email address changed and it did not change even after changing it and confirming it. So the process didn't complete somehow. I did get to the success page when I did it and confirmed it, and did get the confirmation at my new email address, but emails from the forum are still going to the old address.
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 04:56:02 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Ok, I just checked to see if my email address changed and it did not
    > change even after changing it and confirming it. So the process didn't
    > complete somehow. I did get to the success page when I did it and
    > confirmed it, and did get the confirmation at my new email address, but
    > emails from the forum are still going to the old address.


    It may be that the sync takes place on a daily schedule, so let's look at
    it tomorrow and see if it's updated. If it hasn't, I'll escalate and
    find out what needs to happen to get the change in place for you.

    Jim
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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 04:56:02 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:
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    > Ok, I just checked to see if my email address changed and it did not
    > change even after changing it and confirming it. So the process didn't
    > complete somehow.

    It may be that the sync takes place on a daily schedule, so let's look at
    it tomorrow and see if it's updated. If it hasn't, I'll escalate and
    find out what needs to happen to get the change in place for you.

    Jim
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    Still no joy, emails going to old account. Mr Henderson not a pressing biggie, I still would like it changed, but priority treatment / escalation is not pressing. Thankyou for responce and efforts.
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:06:01 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Still no joy, emails going to old account. Mr Henderson not a pressing
    > biggie, I still would like it changed, but priority treatment /
    > escalation is not pressing. Thankyou for responce and efforts.


    No problem - I'll pass this info along and see what we need to do to make
    sure this is working properly.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:16:01 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Today I tried to change my email address on my profile to use gmail
    > which allows me to download using kmail client instead of the Yahoo one
    > which doesn't permit this.
    >
    > I entered the requested information stating personal use rather than the
    > corporate use, but on the next screen it stated an email confirmation
    > would be sent to my new address and please set your preferences for
    > corespondances
    >
    > Clicked the link and got server error Clicked the continue and got a
    > screen asking for my company and job title address etc.. Never got this
    > before when I signed up for an account.
    >
    > Anyways, checked my email and clicked the confirmation link which took
    > me to Corporate Novel "email has been confirmed" please enter your
    > business contact information and choose products you wish to purchase.
    >
    > What is going on? Is this normal, for users wanting to change their
    > email account associated with openSUSE forums?


    I did get a follow-up on this, and the address should now be correct.

    There's a sticky post (3rd in the Forum Usage Support & Information forum
    - I guess that's this one, isn't it? ;-) ) that covers what needs to be
    done to get the e-mail address to update properly.

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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    Thanks Mr Henderson;
    Yesturday morning both email addresses went inactive (no posts) but this morning emails are now going where they should. So I think problem is solved now.

    (SOLVED)
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    Default Re: Strange behavior trying to change my email address

    On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:36:02 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:

    > Thanks Mr Henderson;
    > Yesturday morning both email addresses went inactive (no posts) but this
    > morning emails are now going where they should. So I think problem is
    > solved now.
    >
    > (SOLVED)


    Fantastic, thanks for the confirmation. :-)

    Jim



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