HUKD has sent me thousands of emails! - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

All Comments

(11) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Go to the custom settings page:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/custom-settings

Go right down to the bottom and just above the save button there's a button you need to untick saying "Send alerts via Email".

If that box is ticked and nothing is selected then the default is to send everything, however that box is unchecked by default.

So the default is emails off.
But if emails are on the default is your selections or everything.
#2
Yes, I know.
The problem is that I had a couple of things selected, so of course I had the email alerts box ticked. I then deselected my two things, but left the box ticked, so any future alerts would be sent by email. There really needs to be a warning that this perfectly innocent chain leads to getting a ridiculous amount of spam. As I said, the default setting is lunatic. How HUKD could think that, by default, people would want 1000's of emails beggars belief.
[admin]#3
Well in the same token we can't disable a function either. The options are there and hopefully it's clear that you are going to get alerts for everything if you do not select something.
#4
It does state that "default is "All"" and without that the custom tab wouldn't work for some people. :)
#5
Admin;1420952
Well in the same token we can't disable a function either. The options are there and hopefully it's clear that you are going to get alerts for everything if you do not select something.

One consequence is that this has ratcheted up HUKD's score on the Yahoo spam filter. It hasn't inconvenienced me at all, as all but a handful of the spam was stopped by Yahoo. What it has done is made it more difficult for Yahoo email users (and users of any other email service that shares spam rules with Yahoo) to get the emails that HUKD sends out.
It's also been a waste of your bandwidth.
What you do with the information I send you is up to you. You could use it to sort out a problem. However, you are probably in a defensive mood about the website generally, following the less than enthusiastic comments on the new design, and so I think you are not in a sensible frame of mind to take on board anything that could remotely be construed as criticism, however constructive it is.
#6
Im getting deal alerts even though I've unticked the box!?
#7
ninj4z, there is a time delay for those emails going out, so if you just unclicked it there may still be some waiting to be sent out to you. If you do keep getting emails though please post again.
#8
lol.. Im gettin one every 5 10 minutes.. and sometimes 30 altogether!!
#9
GDB2222
One consequence is that this has ratcheted up HUKD's score on the Yahoo spam filter. It hasn't inconvenienced me at all, as all but a handful of the spam was stopped by Yahoo. What it has done is made it more difficult for Yahoo email users (and users of any other email service that shares spam rules with Yahoo) to get the emails that HUKD sends out.


What emails do HUKD send out? I've been registered on here a good 10 months and I've never received an email from HUKD (except those threads I've subscribed to and selected Instant Email Notification).
#10
shibi din;1442076
What emails do HUKD send out? I've been registered on here a good 10 months and I've never received an email from HUKD (except those threads I've subscribed to and selected Instant Email Notification).


You can subscribe to deal alerts - just set them up here.
#11
Thanks emma. :)

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!