The PlayStation Network is typically reliable and solid, but there appears to be an ongoing issue that continues to plague a great many users.

A growing thread over at the official PlayStation forums is dedicated to users who no longer receive e-mails from the PSN (besides Store purchase confirmation messages). Everyone should get update e-mails on a consistent basis but it appears that many people – including GAP members – haven't seen any such e-mails in quite a long time. The frustrated users have already approached Jeff Rubenstein at the PlayStation Blog ; he said he'd pass the word along. For our part, we'd be interested to see how many other PSN users have this problem; if you do, feel free to add your voice to the crowd. That list in the forums continues to grow with every passing day and we're hoping Sony addresses this issue before too long. They're already looking into a few of the problems caused by firmware update 3.00 so perhaps those tech guys can just add this to their to-do list. Oh, and unsubscribing and signing up again doesn't seem to be a fix-it solution for most people.

So we'll see what transpires in the near future. If you're having the problem described here, speak up.

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Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

I have been a G.A.P. member for almost 2 yrs, i have had to change my email address several times, now they dont even send me any emails whatsoever to my new email address, so i miss out on all the betas, etc, would b nice for Sony to address this issue,,,

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

I get my e-mails almost everyday… is that very common issue

Origami_Killer
Origami_Killer
11 years ago

I get at least 1 e-mail a week.

big6
big6
11 years ago

I get mine regularly as well. I think it has to do with a setting in your profile. You need to check these two checkboxes that have something to do with notifications and/or send special offers, etc.

I checked mine, cuz someone told me that you need to have these checked, if you want to be offered early BETA tests for games.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

Im a GAP member and i get my weekly updates plus any extras that get sent out

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

I usually get a biweekly or monthly email w/updates on the latest new available content

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

damn, now that you mention it I haven't gotten one in months!

jaybiv
jaybiv
11 years ago

Ditto

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

I only get one every few weeks or so

realgamer
realgamer
11 years ago

this is why I never got my MAG BETA CODE FROM QORE.

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

Haven't received anything in months =/

GGCAN
GGCAN
11 years ago

I'm still getting my emails.

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

Hmmm that's funny I didn't even realize I was supposed to receive e-mails from psn I've only gotten purchase confirmations if this is a problem then im one of the people with it.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Yeah exact same here, I've never heard of this before. It's a problem?

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

Yeah it's one of those problems that you don't know you have untill someone asks you. The last email I got was either about the R2 privte beta or the HOME beta. Over a year either way.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I dont get emails from them….. but in my eye thats good one less company spamming my email. i have like 625 unread emails all from bussiness like ebay, amazon…. it annoys me.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Spam blocker much? Really helps me out on gmail and yahoo.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I have my school email address for both this site and the psn and I haven't had a problem getting my psn news.

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

Thank you Ben for making this story!

pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

I receive e-mails every week, even those for the PSStore updates are personalized

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I seem to be getting my emails fine. Downloading movies and games I'm having a problem with. I rented to movies Sunday and Sony couldn't figure out why I'm unable to download them. They had to refund my money. Kinda sucks cause if this happens again they won't refund next time.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Oh? I never received e-mails from PSN. I didn't even know they sent them out.

Streets_74
Streets_74
11 years ago

So this is why I never get beta invites,updates or anything, well if I don't get my MAG invite from qore I want effing money back, only reason I bought that mess.

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

Everything is fine on my end too. I get em like1 a week for the weekly store update, my purchases, PS Blog. Funny thing is I just got one on 9/2 titled "A simple thank you to one of our favorite customer", Thanks for supporting the PlayStation Network.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Doesn't matter to me

Games > emails

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

they send beta's via email =P lol

illegalprelude
illegalprelude
11 years ago

maybe they should check their spam filters. I have yet to have a single issue.

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
11 years ago

I definitely don't get one every week. Maybe every month or two. Odd. Most people here sound like their mailboxes are blowing up with stuff. I get most of my news from other sites, but hope I don't miss out on betas for it.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

WEll i get one. Maybe not once a week but maybe every 2 weeks or so. Actually i don't know, yeah maybe once a week. To tell you the truth i'm just been coasting these last few weeks so i am kind of out of it.


Last edited by kevinater321 on 9/9/2009 8:55:07 PM

PSN _HAITIAN_JB
PSN _HAITIAN_JB
11 years ago

I'm a 5 years old GAP member i still got my email ,but don't know why everyone elses doesn't get theirs

Snicket
Snicket
11 years ago

I have never gotten an e-mail from SECA, not even for stuff I buy off the PS store.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I have received one yes, one email from SCEA. Not for a purchase just some random update. I thought it was normal to only get that. I have also never seen an email about a beta and I have signed up for them before but I just blame that on crap luck. Should I head over there and throw my name in the hat or are there enough people yelling about it for something to get done?

Bagmup
Bagmup
11 years ago

Nope…nothing for months

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Not sure when I last got one as they tend to sit in my inbox for days lol. I come here for any PS3 news so that could be why they get left.


Last edited by tlpn99 on 9/10/2009 7:16:13 AM

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I get mine once a week on store updates,and when i got into mag but i use to receive alot more Hmmm interesting.

whooka
whooka
11 years ago

I get two a week generally, one update on Thursday and one on Friday.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I just checked that e-mail account and I've been getting them.

This is also a test to see if my new avatar is working.

Agh, it's too small.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/11/2009 5:46:22 PM