First note that we do not sell your personal info to anyone.
We hate spam just as much as you do, but there is a good reason why we require email verification.
It is for the purpose of helping to prevent abuse of our website, which is necessary because we are allowing anyone to enter content.
In this way there is at least some level of accountability.
So, make sure you have entered your address correctly or else you will not receive your password.
In fact, that's why we have created this info box, due to the number of bounced emails we have received on a daily basis.
There are a variety of reasons why you might not receive the email:
- If you use anti-spam or "junk mail" filtering, these filters are not always 100% accurate and may erroneously identify legitimate emails as being junk. Check your filtered mail inbox and also add the bracketmaker.com domain to your whitelist (trusted senders) if you have that option.
- Yahoo Users: Yahoo has taken what we believe to be over-aggressive steps against spam that is resulting in many
"false alarms" where they think someone is spamming just because they receive a certain number of emails from the same source.
BracketMaker is a very popular site so naturally there are many emails sent from our server for account registrations and
other purposes that have nothing to do with spam or even email newsletters. This is resulting in our emails to Yahoo addresses
being delayed. If you are in a situation where you need access quickly, we highly recommend using a non-Yahoo address.
- Typos: Be sure to proofread your typing. One simple mistake is all it takes for your password to end up in limbo land.
- Some email providers automatically deactivate accounts if they have not been used after a certain number of days. If you haven't checked your email recently, send yourself a test message before submitting this registration form.
If you do not receive the email promptly, try sending yourself a test message to verify that there isn't a problem with your mail server.
If you do not receive your own test message, that means there is something is wrong on your end.
For example, ask your ISP if their mail server is busy.