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email messages for journal entries and release alerts

In the last few months I have not been receiving emails for my release alerts or to tell me journal entries have been made on books that were once on my shelf. I have checked my profile and all is as always when I did receive the messages. I have found out indirectly of books caught and know of books released. When you have a lot of books it is hard to keep track of them without a journal message.

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In the last few months I have not been receiving emails for my release alerts or to tell me journal entries have been made on books that were once on my shelf. I have checked my profile and all is as always when I did receive the messages. I have found out indirectly of books caught and know of books released. When you have a lot of books it is hard to keep track of them without a journal message.
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Yes, this is a known bug ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/547640 ), and a depressing one. The individual alert emails still work, but those are only available to members with wings, and the default is to the digest format - so newbies will usually keep the default setting and won't get the emails. I know it's being looked at, but I have no idea if there's a fix in sight yet.

If you're willing to get wings, you can set your alerts to "individual" and should receive emails then - while the wings last. Another handy wings feature is to sort your bookshelf by "most recently journaled," which will bring recent catches to the top of the list.

I really hope a fix is found for the problem soon!
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I was afraid it was another way of getting people to buy wings. Oh well......
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Hmmmm

I haven't had wings in ages but I still get the occasional journal alert. I just assumed it was because none of my books were being journalled. Is it possible that I AM getting alerts, even without wings? It's confusing, now...
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I am unhappy that I cannot track books I have released over the last 13 years. The message for bookcrossing is "When someone finds a book and makes a journal entry at the website, you get an email notification. You can follow your books' journeys through the world, and the lives they touch, forever!"
That is a wonderful thought but now it is restricted to the elite winged bookcrossers and we poor old simple ones have to wonder. I had catches increased so started looking for them, guessed a couple. Then I chose the filter for my books to show me all "out of hands". I went through all 141 pages. Of course most of the 3507 books I have released have never been journalled by anyone else, so I only had to look at the other 853 or so and found quite a few journal entries I had not seen, some were catches, others later entries. The earliest of my unkowns was 1 December 2017, so that's over 2 months I've now caught up on. But what of the future?
If it is too expensive to send emails, leave them out, but give us a filter to select books most recently journalled by anyone, anywhere. That would be easy enough to program and I could be happy again!
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If it is too expensive to send emails, leave them out,

It's not. It's just that the feature is broken. None of this is intentional.

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