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Some of my caches are constantly found. If I am on vacation just for a few days I have to delete hundreds of emails each by itself with two clicks. Very boring. Is it possible just to receive emails when the caches are not found or need maintenance? I don´t want to create an email adress just for geocaching because then I might miss the important mails about not found or maintainance.

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The best way to address your concern is by setting up email filters.  All notifications from Geocaching have unique identifiers in the subject line.  Your filter settings would identify emails from "noreply@geocaching.com" as the sender, and with the word "found" in the subject line.  (You could also use [LOG] in the subject line as part of a filtering strategy.)  Then, send all those "found" emails to a separate folder from your general inbox.  Your general inbox would still have all the "couldn't find" and "note" logs.

 

Also, if you want to delete hundreds of emails all at once, you do not need to delete them one at a time. I use both Gmail and Yahoo mail for my geocaching accounts, and it's easy to check the first email I want to delete, scroll down to the last email I want to delete, and then hold down the shift key when I check that last email.  All of the emails in between those two are then checkmarked, and one click of the delete key removes all of them.  Total clicks to remove 100 emails:  three, plus some scrolling.

 

I do not believe that Geocaching HQ would ever implement a feature request that allows you to block them from sending emails about finds on your caches.  Reviewing the emails is part of being a cache owner.  Even in a "found it" log, a cache owner can learn useful information, like about the log being full, or confronting an angry neighbor.

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17 minutes ago, Keystone said:

The best way to address your concern is by setting up email filters.  All notifications from Geocaching have unique identifiers in the subject line.  Your filter settings would identify emails from "noreply@geocaching.com" as the sender, and with the word "found" in the subject line.  (You could also use [LOG] in the subject line as part of a filtering strategy.)  Then, send all those "found" emails to a separate folder from your general inbox.  Your general inbox would still have all the "couldn't find" and "note" logs.

 

Also, if you want to delete hundreds of emails all at once, you do not need to delete them one at a time. I use both Gmail and Yahoo mail for my geocaching accounts, and it's easy to check the first email I want to delete, scroll down to the last email I want to delete, and then hold down the shift key when I check that last email.  All of the emails in between those two are then checkmarked, and one click of the delete key removes all of them.  Total clicks to remove 100 emails:  three, plus some scrolling.

 

I do not believe that Geocaching HQ would ever implement a feature request that allows you to block them from sending emails about finds on your caches.  Reviewing the emails is part of being a cache owner.  Even in a "found it" log, a cache owner can learn useful information, like about the log being full, or confronting an angry neighbor.

 

A perfect summary.

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Getting emails is part of owning caches. And for some reason, many cachers seem reluctant to log anything other than "found it." Meaning that, if people aren't going to log DNF, NM, or NA, the only way you're going to know there is a problem with a given cache is by reading the "found it" logs.

 

So while you can set up email filters, or mass delete emails, just keep in mind you might be missing important details.

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All logging emails should be read to find if there is a problem and needs maintenance. If it's too much for anyone then they have published too many caches for what they can handle, or caches in the wrong place for them. That's why I don't want to publish any more caches. I don't want this problem.

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11 hours ago, TiAn.dk said:

 I don´t want to create an email adress just for geocaching because then I might miss the important mails about not found or maintainance.

Nice that you're getting DNF and NM logs.  That doesn't happen often here...  :)

In my log I'd tell you that it has four lines left, and that I might have placed a RIR strip to tide you over JIC.

I'll also tell you in my log about the work crew who said they're doing maintenance all around your caches for the next two weeks...

 - But if you're happy waiting until someone logs a NM, I'm fine with that too.

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