Latest Batch of Pottermore Early Access E-mails Sent Out

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Aug 25, 2011

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The Pottemore Insider has been updated to say that a new batch of Welcome e-mails for Pottermore beta access were sent out today, August 25th, from 2:45pm BST (9:45am EST).

Welcome e-mails were also sent out yesterday to a lucky few.

You can read Leaky’s first thoughts on Pottermore at this link. If you already have access to the beta version of Pottermore, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!





104 Responses to Latest Batch of Pottermore Early Access E-mails Sent Out

Avatar Imagemencia says: hope mine is thereAvatar Imagemencia says: first comment yeah! I really hope I got mine Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: Mine tooAvatar Imagemencia says: no still nothing :((((((((((((((((((((((((((Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Not yet :( Accio email!!!!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I wonder how big the batch was? It's moving soooooo slooooowwwww. Avatar Imagedeathlyhallowslover says: They should let you in according to the day you entered! The first batch of welcome emails would let the people who found the Quill the 1st day, and the second batch for day 2..etc... Waiting PATIENTLY for mine, but it's not working :(Avatar ImageMatea says: Yeah, I think they're still at day 1 registrants. man...and I got in on day 3. I'll probably be waiting for another few weeks.Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Still none for me... @Matea- we have established that people from all different days are getting in. I have heard of Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, and Day 6 people having already gotten in. Still none for me (Day 5). I think we should all take it as a good sign that they have let in people three days in a row, instead of twice in one week. I am sure they continue to improve the site as the days pass! Plus, it's almost September, so access for us can't be that far away. Avatar ImageLondonlipton says: I signed up on day one and still haven't got in. My friend who signed up two hours before me got in today,and another friend who signed up on day 7 got in last week. It's a really screwed up process. I think it should be done in the day you signed up.Avatar ImageJordynn says: Agreed!!! I'm really upset that they aren't going in order of how people registered... i think thats unfair.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I was day 2. I still don't have mine. I'm getting really impatient. :( they shouldve spread it over seven weeks. Day 1 gets in during week 1, day 2 for week 2, and so on. its unfair when its random like this since so many people stayed up all night or woke up at weird times to registerAvatar Imageshieldunicorn78 says: still waiting to recieve mine hope it comes soon. I must have a very clumsy owl.Avatar Imageahaque521 says: nothin :(Avatar ImageLinaHP says: It's ten days since they started to send out those emails and I still haven't got one :( I'm worrying that it will come after holidays, when I will have to go to school and I will not have much time to go on Pottermore :( Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Anyone know how many students are in now?Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Ok. Explain me, please... If a batch of emails were sent early this morning, it means that the people whose emails were therein have already received them, right? I mean... there's no point in spending the whole day refreshing my account hoping to be among today's emails, am I wrong? If I didn't received it by now, I'm not getting it today... Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I signed in on day 6 so I would be a good candidate for the dementors at this point. All hope is gon.........e.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Just kidding. I'll be patient and wait. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm not sure about giving up on today's e-mail @halfblood Princess maybe they stagger the e-mails. There is hope. Avatar ImageWulfric Ravenclaw says: I GOT MY OWL!!!! AND IM NOT RAVENCLAW, IM SLYTHERIN!!!!! AHH!!!!Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: Still waiting for mine, too. I wonder how many people they've let in so far. I agree that people who got in day 1, day 2, etc should be the first ones in. I didn't get in until the 7th day and I'm beginning to wonder if mine will ever show up. Also wondering when in October they will open the site to all and if that is a realistic timeline.Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: Still nothing. *sigh*Avatar Imageheathermichelle1983 says: @halfbloodprincess No that is not necessarily true. Just because they sent out emails and you haven't gotten it yet doesn't mean you aren't apart of that batch. Sending out mass emails takes time and can be staggered to different time intervals to ease traffic. So just because you don't have one yet today doesn't mean you won't. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: 2 more of my good friends from the Poll Comments page got in yesterday... Both emails arrived at around 3pm eastern US (Leaky) time...Avatar ImageJordynn says: I totally agree with @Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} I also registered on day 2 and still haven't got my owl :\Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @molly43 and heathermichelle1983, I appreaciate your comments... A LOT!!! I'll try not to lose all my hope and I'll try to understand that mass emails do take time! Avatar Imagelunalicious says: I just want my letter :)Avatar Imageroonwit says: I think there are less "too busy" messages with 15 second countdowns since the update yesterday. That could mean they are getting ready to make the batches of added accounts bigger. The current number of those who have been sorted is 37,246.Avatar Imageheathermichelle1983 says: @Halfblood Princess, Its soooo hard to wait for the email. I keep checking my phone for notice of emails even when I happen to wake up in the middle of the night. Just to see. I can't stop reading blogs and news articles covering Pottermore...Avatar Imagewallflower1971 says: Nothing yet for me but hopefully soon.Avatar Imagejyassa says: accio email!!!.............no.............accio email.......................no............ ACCIO EMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................................... nope no email yet :(Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Thanks roonwit.... Avatar Imagejyassa says: didint even get my first email!!! :(Avatar ImageGrangerDanger5 says: UGH I want my email! :(Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @#1harrypotterfan, what do you mean you didn't get the first mail? After you found the quill and completed the registration form you didn't get the confirmation mail? That IS bad luck... Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: Wait, what do you mean, "last batch"?? Isn't it that if you found the Magic Quill and you created an account then, you will get your Welcome email sooner or later?? D:Avatar Imagetonksnremus says: I got mine!!! I can't wait to be sorted!Avatar ImageKittyVD says: oeh, this is SO frustrating. The most frustrating part is that I tried so hard to get in as fast as I could and I registered on the second day. Now they're just letting people in randomly? pfsh, so not cool... It's a comfort to see that, at least, I'm not the only one in this situation... xAvatar ImageJordynn says: don't worry @KittyVD you are not alone!!!! myself and about 5 of my friends all registered in the first 3 days and none of us have gotten in yet :\ Hopefully it will happen soooon!Avatar ImageFutureJKR says: Mine not there :((((((((((((((Avatar ImageLillylove says: Still waiting for mine....Avatar ImageShadowCharm81 says: @Halfblood Princess: Here's the proof that the email can get delayed. Although I still haven't gotten it yet, I've started trying to log in on Pottermore a few days ago, with no success so far... until now :-) So I haven't got the email yet, but my access has been validated! Keep hope my friends! And add me :-) ShadowCharm81 is my Pottermore name!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @ShadowCharm81: REAAALLYYYY???????? Great! That actually is a piece of good news! Thanks! I'm so glad (and jealous at the same time) that you managed to get in!!! Enjoy! Avatar ImageSxPalms says: WHAT. This is ridiculous! D: Last batch?? I was told I'd be able to be apart of the beta testers..and I got in on Day 2, yet no email for me.. I don't mean to whine all too much, but that's just not fair (I know I know, life's not fair, blah blah blah..). But really, it's like giving a child a christmas present and then taking it right back telling them sorry, they can't have it anymore. This system isn't very great at all.. .__. Just let us in before we all riot.Avatar ImageSxPalms says: @ShadowCharm81 Congrats. Maybe I'll try that.. Since I live in the US, so there's a chance it could be delayed.Avatar ImageTinkertoe09 says: @shadowcharm81: what day did you find the quill?Avatar ImageShadowCharm81 says: @BeachPhoenix: Day 1 -- woke up with a start (hadn't meant to fall asleep, eh) and saw the challenge had been posted. I hurried through the process for fear it would be over before I'd finished :p @S Palms ~[(^HISS^!)]~ : Don't worry, I think they meant "last" as in "latest", not "ultimate" ;-) @Halfblood Princess: Ain't gonna hold it against you -- I've probably cursed each and every person I saw had had their early access LOL The only drawback is I'm not currently home so I'm waiting to be back and on my own computer to fully enjoy the site!Avatar ImageJordynn says: Where is everyone getting that the "last batch" has gone out??? All i'm reading is that the "latest" (aka most recent) batch has gone out? Someone please fill me in!!! now i'm nervous :(Avatar ImageShadowCharm81 says: @Jordynn: I don't think there's any cause for worry. They promised one million people would get in before October, they're not about to stop sending invites so early and risk a mutiny :-pAvatar ImageCynkro says: Nowhere does it say it's the last batch. Anyway, for those wondering how many students there are in Pottermore, so far there are 39,484 and increasing by the second.Avatar Imageobsessivehpfan says: no email yet :( did anyone who found the quill on day 3 get in yet?Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Day 6 I was and no email yet.Waiting patiently nervously though.Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: My inbox is still devoid of any welcome emails. :(Avatar Imageroonwit says: ShadowCharm81: I am not worried about the reference to the "last batch", just confused, as I can't find where it comes from. Everything I look at (now) says latest. Jordynn: Arguably they are obliged to let all successfully registered early access people in by 30th September because it was in the terms and conditions we agreed to.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Not me...Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: I was among the batch who got their welcome mail on Wednesday. <3Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: Oh, but taking the different time zones into account, it took six and half hours for the mail to arrive. Maybe that gives some of you hope if there's no mail immediately after they tweeted the next batch.Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: (And one last piece of information: I'm located in Austria, which isn't that far from the UK – only one time zone. So it looks like the delivery times are really random.)Avatar Imagedeathlyhallowslover says: day 2 and still no email :( it's not gonna be much of an early access if we get in in september! wah :(Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I got mine today, and have tried to have a look around. I deliberately didn't look at the earlier information about it, so I don't think I'd fully understood that it was going to be like a computer game, which I'm no good at. So I've had a look at a few things, but am nowhere near getting Sorted. I assume that this must happen in the appropriate chapter of the book, after you've collected all the items you need first? It's beautifully done, but I feel upset and frustrated because it's not the sort of thing I can do.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: My email will hopefully be in today! I want on now Pottermore!!!! :DAvatar Imageroonwit says: Valeria-Johanna: I don't think you need to collect everything to get to the stage where you are sorted. There are a few things you do have to find to continue, and some things you have to do, but I don't think there is anything very difficult. They are after all trying to make it a site that fairly young children can use.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Still waiting. I'm starting to fear I won't get itAvatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @roonwit, Children these days grow up with computer games, and this sort of thing is second nature to them.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Has anyone of you seen teh second PM update, the one saying they'll pause a little from sending welcome emails after next week?Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I think I'm starting to get the hang of it! I have got my wand, and the wood was exactly the one I would have chosen for myself, though the core is different.Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm a Day 4, and by now found only 1 from same day that already got it. I'm wondering about the algorhytm after which they letting us in. Maybe in alphabetical order? Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: If it's alphabetical, I'm in trouble...Skycat147 Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Hooray! I've been sorted! And I'm in Ravenclaw!Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: It does generally seem to be in order of registration, but with some others who registered later.Avatar Imagecb160 says: What order of registration, there are in even from Day 7?Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Skycat147 I meant alphabetical order of our Real names, you know...Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Insider has been updated to answer some recent questions :)Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: From Insider: We know that waiting can be frustrating but the good news is that, as the Beta progresses, we’ll be increasing the number of emails we send out at any one time. ‘… Will you at least put up a schedule to let us know when the next batch of Welcome mails come out for us still waiting?’ ToxisGrey Beta phases are fluid and it’s important to watch and see how a site reacts to increasing amounts of users and activity. Every time more people are added to Pottermore, we take a pause and look at how the site is responding to see if everything is working as we expect it to and whether we need to make changes before we let more people into Pottermore. We are planning on giving more people early access over the next week or so and then we will pause sending Welcome emails for a while so that we can see how things are going. Unfortunately, we can’t create a schedule to share, as we need to respond to what we learn with each group of new users. That’s also why there are gaps between the batches of Welcome emails; it all depends on what we’re learning from those who are currently on the site. Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: Yes there are people from other days, but most people on the site are from day one. So in general they seem to be granting access in order, but there are exceptions.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Seems that new delayed messages are ariving, I've seen excited english, portugese and spanish speakers these last minutesAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Hi! I hope I get mine soon! I'm in a Harry Potter Club Avatar Imagethe_chosen_one4 says: no email for me :(Avatar Imagecb160 says: @roonwit Read from someone who wrote that just found out her Patronus.. Do you know anything about finding a Patronus already? I mean, it's Book 1?!!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: That sounds highly unlikely. We don't even find out what a patronus is until book 3. I doubt they have even written the mechanism to select patronuses yet.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @roonwit I thought that much... Still looking at those receiving their letters and envying them...Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: It would have been good if there was more organisation on should who get into Pottermore based on the day they registered.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ RuneDream54 Now I'm REALLY dying to find out exactly how they let people in.Avatar ImageSohumdore says: I am actually VERY happy that Pottermore answered a lot of our questions to the best of their ability! It puts me more at ease and kind of makes me feel guilty that I was very upset at them once! I know that they are doing the hardest that they can and they are doing the best they can. They aren't doing this on purpose. They wanted to give the Beta to alot of people to make many people happy, and this has lead to some problems due to timing. I am now more than happy to wait while the Pottermore crew does its thing :) They are extremely nice to answer specific questions, and I feel very grateful to them. Also, if all your questions aren't being answered, check out pottermorepolls.webs.com. the polls aren't getting as many people partcipating as before! Revive the website? Avatar Imagemariakingsford says: I am in!!!! i got my email and i am exploring pottermore now. Anyone wants to become friends, then let me know your username. :-)Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: they are going in by day registered??? if so that's not good! i got in on like day 5 cause we kept trying but it wouldn't send to our email so instead we had to use a different email and it was soooooooo frustrating!! oh well will have to be patient! id rather come in later and have it work than go in soon and it crash and not work!agreed!?!Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: @Valerie-Johanna i am envying you quite much now!:)) Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Well -- not me!Avatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: I got my email last week. let me just say: it is awesome. i know some people were asking how many have been let in, as of 11:30pm EST on August 25th, its 51,788 who have been let inAvatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: i registered on the first day. and i know there were some who got in before me who registered on the 4th or 5th day. its not right. it should go in order. not much we can do about it. Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: How come I got my email but I can't log in?! WHAT'S GOING ON?! ARGH!!!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: @kyrstalkris R/HR Ouch, that must be awful. I'm sorry to hear that's happening to you.Avatar ImageLivi22 says: I got mine last night and I'm really pleased. I hopee everyone who hasn't got their's gets them soon enough!Avatar Imagemoonstone nox says: I found the quill on day 1 ... still no mail though :-((Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: hope mine is thereAvatar ImageAsta says: I still haven't got one! And I registered on day 2...Avatar Imagethe_chosen_one4 says: i got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagethe_chosen_one4 says: im in slytherin :(((((((((((((((Avatar Imagelunamoon1997 says: I've just got mine. Am so excited. Going to explore now.Avatar ImageSxPalms says: Hey. :C Slytherin's not all that bad. I won't complain if I get in Ravenclaw...Avatar Imagetom legolas says: =.= must wait till ocotber -....-Avatar ImageSxPalms says: Awwww, Kimi, don't be sad.. :P I got the quill on day 2 but with my luck I'll get in last...Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Oh well :(

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