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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Hogshunters on January 27, 2015, 11:46:42 am

Title: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on January 27, 2015, 11:46:42 am
Just a quick query [ now I have been shown how to get round the forum  :-[]
We get notifications of new caches, but when we look at them they have usually been found [ FTF], so obviously these cachers are notified sooner than us - can anyone throw any light onto why this is please? Thank you Jenny [ Mrs Hogshunters]
Title: Re: Notification of new caches
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on January 27, 2015, 12:31:52 pm
I have this - https://ifttt.com/wtf (https://ifttt.com/wtf) - set up, so that an email triggers a text to my phone, but it's worked only very sporadically of late. 

There may be other solutions out there - if so I'd be interested to hear. 
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 27, 2015, 04:33:09 pm
I have a gmail account and use the gmail app on my phone, if an email comes through I get notified immediately, I don't have to manually check for emails, although I don't chase FTF's...
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 27, 2015, 04:35:00 pm
http://www.geocaching.com/notify/default.aspx

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Instant Notification Service

The Geocaching Instant Notification service allows you to easily monitor the logs of geocaches within a particular area. Geocachers most often use this feature to receive notifications when new geocaches in their area are published, though you can choose your own settings.

And, it depends on your service provider (ISP) some are quicker than others at getting the information out there...
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on January 27, 2015, 06:54:24 pm
Thanks for the replies. We don't particularly chase FTF's, but we were lucky enough to get one at Xmas time, purely by chance.
Its just that we had noticed that when we are notified of new caches in our area people have generally already found them and often by a few days before we have had any notification [ I check my emails several times a day for other reasons not caching  :D]. Was just wondering .............
Thanks Jenny
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: walktall on January 27, 2015, 09:28:05 pm
.....generally already found them and often by a few days before we have had any notification.....

Days - wow :o

There's something wrong there. Have you tried getting a free gmail account and then pointing your notifications there?
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on January 27, 2015, 09:58:13 pm
The latest example is - we received the list from Geocaching of new caches  [ there is a new scouts series in Rugby] the first person to look was on 24th, yet we didn't get the email until today [27th]! This is to a gmail account. Just couldn't understand it.
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Gackt on January 27, 2015, 10:09:55 pm
Ahh... you said 'list from Geocaching'. Do you mean the Geocaching email that lists the latest events and newest caches? If so then that would be the issue and can help you to set up proper notifications.
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on January 27, 2015, 10:31:36 pm
Thanks Gackt - yes that's the listing I meant - didn't know there was any other type! [ Have to confess I am a computer idiot though :-[]
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Gackt on January 27, 2015, 10:40:19 pm
No worries, hopefully this will help you. Go to this link:
http://www.geocaching.com/notify/edit.aspx (http://www.geocaching.com/notify/edit.aspx)

See if you can work out what you need to enter to be notified about what.

If you need some help go to this link:
http://www.geocaching.com/about/premium.aspx#anchorNotify (http://www.geocaching.com/about/premium.aspx#anchorNotify)

You should then be sorted. Do ask though if you need more help or don't understand the pages. One of us will be able to help you get your notifications working as you would like :)
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on January 28, 2015, 09:51:10 am
Thanks Gackt - have handed the computer over to Mr hogshunters [George], and let him follow the instructions so we'll see what happens!
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: walktall on January 28, 2015, 11:10:07 am
Well spotted @Gackt in hoghunters reply :) Hope @hoghunters you now have the solution and get timely notifications of new caches in your area :)
Title: Re: Niotification of new caches
Post by: Hogshunters on February 03, 2015, 09:32:40 am
A BIG THANK YOU to all who replied - we now receive notification of new caches before the list comes out! We were monitoring a new one at Rugby last evening and were amazed at how quickly the FTF enthusiasts got there. Thanks for your help Jenny [Mrs Hogshunters]