Good Afternoon, Gather!
I wanted to update you all on the problem of missing email notifications that many of you have been experiencing and reporting for several days. We discovered that we were mistakenly added to a few spammer lists that are commonly used by email services. This is a mistaken classification, of course, because Gather only sends email notifications to those who join the site, and members may always adjust their email preferences to opt in or out of alert types. Unfortunately some members who become inactive but never adjust their preferences or request to have their account removed will report any email alerts they receive as spam.
We have filed to de-list Gather from these spammer lists. Depending on your email provider, this might be fixed already, or it might take a few days (we believe Friday at the very latest). If your emails have been held back, you will probably receive them all at once. We're very sorry for this problem, and will explore ways to prevent this from happening again.
Please let us know if by Friday morning you still are not receiving any Gather email alerts.