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There is the problem "telkomsa.net"

 

I had the same problem with my father in law when he tried to register.

The emails never went through to TelkomSA.net. When I changed it to my gmail account I got the validation messages fine. Changing back to telkomsa.net then still gave problems.

 

I think he tried to chat to telkom, but they were not very helpful.

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Hi

Did all that somehow the validation mail does not reach my new mail address. I have had the same problem with the sa weather service. It is something to do with Telkom I think. The mail address is brian7@telkomsa.net :laughing:

 

Yep - I think you are quite right about the ....@telkomsa.net assumption. When I lived in SA I had similar problems and now that I live abroad I get a bounce every time I send anybody an e-mail @telkomsa.net! I do not send e-mails to that address anymore because I know they will not get through. It has something to do with the firewall I think that blocks all mail that originates in the Middle East - or in Qatar at least. The address .....@vodamail.co.za is the same.

 

Good luck.

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Your guess is correct. I had a lot of problems with telkomsa.net. Somehow I never received any e-mails and/or notifications. Telkom is claiming the problem is not with them.

 

I then used another free e-mail service which I enjoy. Now it is now longer a problem and I receive all my e-mails.

 

The one I am using is www.smsad.co.za and this will help you. You have about 7 gig of space for your e-mails which is huge. The service is free and it is internet based. You can access your e-mails anywhere.

 

Gerhard

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Thanks all. I already have a handfull of addresses and do not need another. Perhaps Groundspeak can send the mail to my mail address. I have sent them a request, BUT, you guessed did not recieve a reply. :unsure::sad:

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Had so many problems with Telkom - was forced to close my account as they could not supply a decent service. :unsure: There are quite a few options with better results ! After the switchover - no problems whatsoever !!

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Thanks all. I already have a handfull of addresses and do not need another. Perhaps Groundspeak can send the mail to my mail address. I have sent them a request, BUT, you guessed did not recieve a reply. :unsure::sad:

 

There is no need to send Groundspeak a request. Go to your "profile" and change the e-mail address yourself. As easy as that. :huh:

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Welcome to Dillylama. He placed his first caches in KZN posting Co-Ords using a land survey GPS that is accurate up to 10mm.

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Brian, you are confusing me. I can not understand your problem. This is the steps and geocaching.com is not needed. You must get it going.

1. Select a cache that you done quite recently.

2. Select your log and click on your name that appears on top of the log.

3. You will now get to a page called “Profile for User”. Your username should appear as well.

4. On the top you will find “Edit my profile”.

5. Click on it and your account details will be shown.

6. You will see that your e-mail is appearing as the third item. Enter your new e-mail as shown.

7. It is now important to validate your account details. If this is not done it will revert back to the old e-mail. Maybe this is the problem.

8. Enter your password in the field below your username.

9. Go to the bottom and click “Update account”.

 

Everything should be fine now. You now have to test your e-mail notification to see if your e-mail is functioning. Ok, you have one cache called “Glenshee” which will be visited by me this Saturday for a FTF. OK, I hear people running they are probably trying to beat me to the cache. There goes my FTF. Cat is out of the bag.

 

Test your e-mail by doing the following.

1. Go to Glenshee, your first cache that was stashed.

2. On the right click “Log your visit”.

3. Go to “Type of log” and select “Found it”.

4. Type a short message such as “This is a test and I will wait for gerhardoosMPsa to find it and I will delete this log or else I will have a cacher with tears in his eyes”.

5. Click “Submit log entry”.

6. Open your e-mail and it should appear very quickly in your e-mail.

7. If it does not appear then the fault is not with geocaching.com but with your e-mail and your filter for spam.

8. If it does not appear then you go to www.smsad.co.za and you open a e-mail account.

9. Then redo from the top and you should be a very happy cacher.

 

My friend I hope it works. If it does not work then I hope you stay in Gauteng. I will be there in the next two weeks. RedGlobe really want some finds on the caches to the North so I will see if it is worth it. Yes, I have his telephone number and if I battle I will phone you Mr. RedGlobe.

 

My fee is quite cheap as I only ask one cup of coffee. It should not be a train smash. So please try the above and if it does not work then please e-mail me your home GPS waypoint and I will inform you when I will visit you to help you. Ok, I forgot I will be in Pretoria at about 04h00 and the callout fee will then be two cups of coffee. If you fix the e-mail you could save the two cups and a very early morning call.

 

Please keep me inform, I hope you can fix this one as it sounds like a real pain.

 

Gerhard

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Hello. Thank you for the concern.

The problem is the Telkom mail server. Validation mails from Groundspeak are filtered out.

I have to use my work mail address instead which works fine and does recieve the validation mails, but for obvious reasons is less than desireable to use.

 

I will gladly sent you my contact details so that you can see the problem for yourself.

 

Regards

 

Glider Slider ;)

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Brian, I will be in Pretoria on 7 Feb at about 08h00 if fine with you. It is the best I can do. This month was hectic at work. Then we can kill a bug. I just hope the bug is not too clever.

 

Drop me an e-mail at gerhardoos@smsad.co.za if it is fine with you. It must be quite irritating.

 

Gerhard

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On the subject of welcomes, I would like to welcome my colleague "Jan van Riebeeck" to the sport of geocaching. May you go on to find many more especially as you and your wife enjoy the outdoors on your mountain bikes. As you cycle you can collect caches and learn some interesting historical facts at the same time.

Safe travel, safe caching.

 

BruceTP

 

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Hi JvR & your wife (?) - glad to have you on board - and excellent hat you have BruceTP as a mentor - go well and hope to meet you on the hunt some time in the future. Be blessed.

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Welcome to new cachers, Woody Walker, Earth Seeker, Quad 4 and Goblins. May you and your clan have many fun filled adventures traveling vast distances on your quest. Your mission is clear, now go forth and enjoy! And should we meet beside a rock, in a quite place or ;) near a stream be shure that time is made for the telling of the tale. :P

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Welcome to New Cachers Gr8Scot! it was really good to spend the weekend caching breede valley with you. Here's to many more. :laughing:

 

Also a belated welcome to frankdaubenton, Happy hunting and we are looking forward to that first placement. :blink:

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I only started in January 2009, but my 9 year old daughter has now decided that she needs some independence! So welcome to MeganZA with her own new profile!! Happy caching. :rolleyes::lol:

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Welcome to theWindWarrior - sure to not only have some good finds - but also bound to see some good challenging hides in the Western cape soon.

 

Enjoy the geocaching fun and community in the Cape

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Helloooo... I'm very new to GeoCaching, I have only found three caches... Anyone based in Pretoria?

 

Welcome 'nadia@1618events.co.

 

We are based just north of Pretoria and yes there is lots more geocachers in Pretoria with the majority in Centurion area.

 

Please see the event later in August on the listing and it will be good to meet the other cachers.

 

PS. I do not see any cache logs on your profile of the caches you have found?

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Woohah, we have some new cachers in Ermelo. Team is called Thequeenofhearts and Babbelenbekkie. I hope your guys have a long caching career. We need some competition here in MP. Welcome. Gerhard

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Woohah, we have some new cachers in Ermelo. Team is called Thequeenofhearts and Babbelenbekkie. I hope your guys have a long caching career. We need some competition here in MP. Welcome. Gerhard

 

Brilliant and welcome. You have some good mentors in your area - and great caches to find by all accounts.

 

Enjoy the Hunt

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Welcome to E82. He was introduced to geocaching by Megaben and did his first cache (an EarthCache) on 1Sept. A week later and he is already standing on 23 (which include 2 ECs). Not much lingering around with Megaben as company.

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Welcome to E82. He was introduced to geocaching by Megaben and did his first cache (an EarthCache) on 1Sept. A week later and he is already standing on 23 (which include 2 ECs).

 

Well done E82. You make me proud. Just a quick interesting one in the name E82. It is not a Phone brand.

e82 is the periodic table element Lead or Pb. In Afrikaans it is Lood. So Welkom Lood le Roux AKA E82 by die familie.

 

Then another welcome to the 3 Little Pigs. I know you and the family will enjoy the game as much as we do. Well done on your first 3 finds yesterday.

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:) Welcome to the game bazztwodogs now time to upgrade your ph.. I mean gps! May you have a lot of fun chasing caches and maybe you can use the real Bazz to sniff them out as well! :(

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Welcome to the Red Proteas who just signed on Saturday, 14th November in the morning. They then proceded to our Picnic in the Garden Event and went on the long, tough hike to find geocaches with the rest of the crowd!! Well done!! Remember to give us a shout if you need any assistance!! Best of luck and we hope you enjoy caching as much as we do!

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I just noticed that Avengers-SA notched up their first cache - and as far as first finds go, it's a pretty impressive one... :( Welcome to the game!

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Welcome to Baboons, a new cacher we ran into while out finding caches in Kloof Gorge. Welcome to the game.

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3 People I know came to realize that the world is a playground...

Welcome to the world of Geocaching guys and girls...

 

1> CRYSTAL JOY

2> Wayne's_World

3> jayboy69

 

Have lots of fun out there...

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Thanks Henzz, if it wasnt for your guideance an compassion of the game I would still be a muggle. I know that I have only been at it for a few days an so far it has been a real blast, with the hunt for the cache but also the cloak an dagger bit as well. Thank you for the introduction into this international game.

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Welcome Waynes_world to the great sport of geocaching. Thank you you retrieving my 2009 TB Racer and moving it on so quickly. I really appreciate it.

 

As you go into the new year, I wish you many safe and happy caching experiences.

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We want to welcome BAKGAT to our game, hope that you will make many finds and have enjoyable hides. They were introduced while visiting their daughter and family who is “FlyingSyringe” over the festive season in KZN. The other good news is that they are from Ermelo and MP needs new cachers.

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Hi everyone,

I stumbled across Geocaching a few months ago and thought it was a brilliant idea! I didn't have a GPS or anything but I registered anyway. I got the other half interested and then when my parents gave me a GPS for Christmas 2009, we went on our first treasure hunt! We logged 9 finds between Grahamstown and Lady Grey between Xmas and New Years :P We're hooked. Already planning some nice spots to hide a few more!

Cheers

Tara & John

:rolleyes:

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Hi everyone,

I stumbled across Geocaching a few months ago and thought it was a brilliant idea! I didn't have a GPS or anything but I registered anyway. I got the other half interested and then when my parents gave me a GPS for Christmas 2009, we went on our first treasure hunt! We logged 9 finds between Grahamstown and Lady Grey between Xmas and New Years :D We're hooked. Already planning some nice spots to hide a few more!

Cheers

Tara & John

:anibad:

 

Welcome guys.

 

Good to have more E Cape cachers on board - nd hope to see some good caches and stories from you along the way.

 

BTW: A great bunch of people cache in SA - you should enjoy it! :P

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Welcome Tempestteapot - good to have more cachers on board.

 

Hope to see your name in the "Congratulations" thread soo on reaching 100 finds

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Welcome to team Botoney from Henley-on-klip. It was great to introduce you to the game.

Keep on caching.

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Hey Geocachers of South Africa!

 

I'm not exactly new to Geocaching (With 74 Caches under my belt :laughing: ) but this is my first visit to the forum!

 

I've recently decided to up my notch in this amazing hobby and managed to do 18 caches yesterday in the Irene area! This is a personal record for me and I was exhausted after this day-trip!

 

I hope to get more involved in the SA Geocaching community!

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Well done to rufnredy. This man has 6314 caches to his name and it is honour to find his name on my EC. I have to live twice to get to this number. :P

 

Well done and I hope you enjoyed South Africa. Gerhard

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Welcome to pgaybba to this mad sport. Thanks for being with me on my 250th find :ph34r: . GOT YOU HOOKED !

Congrats on your first find. Something you will remember for a long time

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A friendly "Hello" to the community. Whilst already caching for the last 6 weeks only now finally got to confirm my membership.

Looking forward to enjoy our common hobby with you all.

Cheers,

Pauline2010

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Sjoe, it seems that there are many experienced cachers in the Western Cape... kinda feel that I have been missing out on such an awesome hobby and quite left behind of the pack. I am what you call a typical newbie where I pretty much struggle to find caches and trying not to throw in the towl, but I'll march on and conquer!!

 

Looking forward in meeting everybody at the meet on the 5th Dec.

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Welcome to a brand new Bloem based team - Team "McElz" have just been kitted out with a GPSr that knows caching (my old one) and are getting a few desert caching tips before heading back to the Free State to help the Cheetahs out.

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Well we thought we would say HELLO from the 2 Newbies on the block!! All the way up Northern KZN.

 

I use to live in Cape Town and was introduced to GC by a friend. After moving back to Durban to be with my hubby, I chatted to him about GC and tried to explain how it work. Thought,let me rather show him what GC is all about.

 

So last weekend while trying to juggle with month end shopping and my hubby walking with his phone in the shop to see what cache is near him, we decided to do some caching. We had 3 finds and he is super addicted.

 

We will def be out and about caching this weekend.

 

Out for now!! :anitongue:

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Well we thought we would say HELLO from the 2 Newbies on the block!! All the way up Northern KZN.

 

I use to live in Cape Town and was introduced to GC by a friend. After moving back to Durban to be with my hubby, I chatted to him about GC and tried to explain how it work. Thought,let me rather show him what GC is all about.

 

So last weekend while trying to juggle with month end shopping and my hubby walking with his phone in the shop to see what cache is near him, we decided to do some caching. We had 3 finds and he is super addicted.

 

We will def be out and about caching this weekend.

 

Out for now!! :anitongue:

WELCOME GUYS - AND HOPE TO HEAR MUCH MORE FROM YOU - FOR MANY HAPPY YEARS TO COME

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