PS Vita: What to do if you’re not receiving your rejuvenate PSM+ emails (especially gmx users)
Recently some changes on gmail and Yahoo have made it impossible to use the Vita email client on those services on lower firmware Vitas (infamous error C2-14393-0). This has been a blocker for those of us using the rejuvenate hack on these services.
The solution I’ve recommended at the time was to switch to an email provider that still works on Vita’s older firmware such as gmx.com. I didn’t realize this would cause an influx of “please activate my /talk account” emails.
What’s happening here is that somehow gmx doesn’t like the emails sent by my server. And honestly there’s not much I can do about it. Not that this can’t be fixed, but I don’t have the time to do such a sysadmin investigation in the foreseeable future.
I’ve activated a couple /talk accounts that were using gmx, only for those users to realize the problem happens on the psm+ page as well: they are not receiving the psm+ emails sent from my servers. And, although I don’t mind manually activating a couple email accounts once in a while, there’s no way I’m going to manually send those guys the daily psm+ activation email. But fear not, there is a solution.
As far as I know, my email server works ok with gmail and yahoo accounts (I confirmed I could send myself the psm+ daily email no later than today on a gmail account). The solution for gmx users is to :
- Use a gmail or yahoo address on /talk (and therefore psm+)
- have psm+ send the emails to your gmail/yahoo acount
- forward the email from your yahoo/gmail account to your gmx account
Done, problem solved. Several people have already confirmed this is working fine.
So, I have to apologize in advance, but don’t hate me if I disregard your request to activate a gmx account on /talk: I simply don’t have the time to deal with these requests right now and I hope that this blog post will make up for it.