Hi all, as some of you have no doubt found out, some e-mail providers (mostly AOL, but I know Nick is having trouble with his work e-mail as well) block the forum account activation codes as "spam", meaning you can't activate your account, and so can't post on the forum. I've had a look round the official support forums for our forum provider just now and have come across the following advice:
If you are having a problem with receiving mail from proboards because you are on aol.
Put proboards on your buddy list and in your aol address book.
Mail is never spammed or refused if is on both of those.
Put Proboards as the buddy name and email@example.com as the address.
I don't use AOL myself, so have no idea how well it will work, but hopefully that might help some of you. If it doesn't, then you will have to use another e-mail provider, such as Hotmail or Yahoo - if you can't access your account even to change your e-mail address, then e-mail me on catriona (at sign) knockhill (full stop) plus (full stop) com and I will change it for you.
Sorry about this, unfortunately there's no way to bypass the account activation, nor to deal with overly-sensitive mail filters, so a workaround is all that can be done.