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PSN Users Complain Of Not Receiving Community E-Mails

The PlayStation Network is typically reliable and solid, but there appears to be an ongoing issue that continues to plague a great many users.

A growing thread over at the official PlayStation forums is dedicated to users who no longer receive e-mails from the PSN (besides Store purchase confirmation messages). Everyone should get update e-mails on a consistent basis but it appears that many people - including GAP members - haven't seen any such e-mails in quite a long time. The frustrated users have already approached Jeff Rubenstein at the PlayStation Blog; he said he'd pass the word along. For our part, we'd be interested to see how many other PSN users have this problem; if you do, feel free to add your voice to the crowd. That list in the forums continues to grow with every passing day and we're hoping Sony addresses this issue before too long. They're already looking into a few of the problems caused by firmware update 3.00 so perhaps those tech guys can just add this to their to-do list. Oh, and unsubscribing and signing up again doesn't seem to be a fix-it solution for most people.

So we'll see what transpires in the near future. If you're having the problem described here, speak up.

9/9/2009 2:58:33 PM Ben Dutka

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Gow49ers
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:11:11 PM
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I have been a G.A.P. member for almost 2 yrs, i have had to change my email address several times, now they dont even send me any emails whatsoever to my new email address, so i miss out on all the betas, etc, would b nice for Sony to address this issue,,,

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Karosso
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:23:09 PM
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I get my e-mails almost everyday... is that very common issue

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Origami_Killer
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:31:58 PM
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I get at least 1 e-mail a week.

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big6
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:33:55 PM
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I get mine regularly as well. I think it has to do with a setting in your profile. You need to check these two checkboxes that have something to do with notifications and/or send special offers, etc.

I checked mine, cuz someone told me that you need to have these checked, if you want to be offered early BETA tests for games.

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crapreviews
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:36:22 PM
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Im a GAP member and i get my weekly updates plus any extras that get sent out

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:36:37 PM
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I usually get a biweekly or monthly email w/updates on the latest new available content

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:37:55 PM
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damn, now that you mention it I haven't gotten one in months!

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jaybiv
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 8:28:31 PM

Ditto

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piratedrunk
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:39:15 PM
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I only get one every few weeks or so

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realgamer
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 3:43:16 PM
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this is why I never got my MAG BETA CODE FROM QORE.

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b3mike
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:05:03 PM
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Haven't received anything in months =/

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GGCAN
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:10:49 PM
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I'm still getting my emails.

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therabbitkinge
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:14:16 PM
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Hmmm that's funny I didn't even realize I was supposed to receive e-mails from psn I've only gotten purchase confirmations if this is a problem then im one of the people with it.

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Zemus101
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:20:48 PM

Yeah exact same here, I've never heard of this before. It's a problem?

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chewy102
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 5:35:44 PM

Yeah it's one of those problems that you don't know you have untill someone asks you. The last email I got was either about the R2 privte beta or the HOME beta. Over a year either way.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:22:06 PM
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I dont get emails from them..... but in my eye thats good one less company spamming my email. i have like 625 unread emails all from bussiness like ebay, amazon.... it annoys me.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:23:57 PM

Spam blocker much? Really helps me out on gmail and yahoo.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 4:24:27 PM
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I have my school email address for both this site and the psn and I haven't had a problem getting my psn news.

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chewy102
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 5:17:22 PM
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Thank you Ben for making this story!

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pavlovic
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 5:25:51 PM
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I receive e-mails every week, even those for the PSStore updates are personalized

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 5:35:48 PM
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I seem to be getting my emails fine. Downloading movies and games I'm having a problem with. I rented to movies Sunday and Sony couldn't figure out why I'm unable to download them. They had to refund my money. Kinda sucks cause if this happens again they won't refund next time.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 5:38:00 PM
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Oh? I never received e-mails from PSN. I didn't even know they sent them out.

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Streets_74
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 6:00:57 PM
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So this is why I never get beta invites,updates or anything, well if I don't get my MAG invite from qore I want effing money back, only reason I bought that mess.

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Mista
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 6:35:55 PM
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Everything is fine on my end too. I get em like1 a week for the weekly store update, my purchases, PS Blog. Funny thing is I just got one on 9/2 titled "A simple thank you to one of our favorite customer", Thanks for supporting the PlayStation Network.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 6:44:16 PM
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Doesn't matter to me

Games > emails

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 7:51:25 PM

they send beta's via email =P lol

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illegalprelude
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 6:46:27 PM
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maybe they should check their spam filters. I have yet to have a single issue.

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 8:46:14 PM
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I definitely don't get one every week. Maybe every month or two. Odd. Most people here sound like their mailboxes are blowing up with stuff. I get most of my news from other sites, but hope I don't miss out on betas for it.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 8:54:46 PM
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WEll i get one. Maybe not once a week but maybe every 2 weeks or so. Actually i don't know, yeah maybe once a week. To tell you the truth i'm just been coasting these last few weeks so i am kind of out of it.

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 9:02:37 PM
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I'm a 5 years old GAP member i still got my email ,but don't know why everyone elses doesn't get theirs

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Snicket
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 10:10:42 PM
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I have never gotten an e-mail from SECA, not even for stuff I buy off the PS store.

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coverton341
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 10:27:34 PM
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I have received one yes, one email from SCEA. Not for a purchase just some random update. I thought it was normal to only get that. I have also never seen an email about a beta and I have signed up for them before but I just blame that on crap luck. Should I head over there and throw my name in the hat or are there enough people yelling about it for something to get done?

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Bagmup
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 2:47:06 AM
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Nope...nothing for months

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tlpn99
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 7:15:19 AM
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Not sure when I last got one as they tend to sit in my inbox for days lol. I come here for any PS3 news so that could be why they get left.

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Robochic
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 9:24:14 AM
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I get mine once a week on store updates,and when i got into mag but i use to receive alot more Hmmm interesting.

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whooka
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 9:57:16 AM
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I get two a week generally, one update on Thursday and one on Friday.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 5:46:02 PM
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I just checked that e-mail account and I've been getting them.

This is also a test to see if my new avatar is working.

Agh, it's too small.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/11/2009 5:46:22 PM

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