You may not know it but once you are registered into this Forum, you have a FREE email address under our Fastmail server. For example, my nick is kwchang, hence my email address will be
Not all registered users of this forum knows about this email service but for those who know and use this service, you will realise that the email service is not working at the moment. Why?
Recently, we realised that the website server had been acting up and you may remember that it was difficult to get access to the Forum. The problem was narrowed down to our Fastmail server. We are a target for SPAM and our fastmail server is currently innundated with SPAM mail every second. This puts a heavy load on the server and thus affects the performance of our Forum server as well.
We had no choice and had to shut down the fastmail server.
However that creates a new problem.
New subscribers to the Forum are unable to login because we depend on this email server to send out the registration of new users. Once we have deactivated Fastmail, all new subscribers are unable to login their new userids because the server cannot send the new subscribers their registrations to the Forum.
Hence we apologise to all new subscribers for the inability to log-in as registered users to the Forum. This does not affect the users who are already registered and are able to login to the Forum.
Those of you who "subscribed" to specific threads of the forum will no longer get email alerts to new posts on the threads because this facility depends on the Fastmail server to send the alerts. So, we apologise as well to those of you who depend on this service.
I have spoken to our Tech Guru and he is currently unable to provide a quick solution.