Pottermore Blog Updates With Info on Verification Emails and Day 6/Day 7 Clue Times

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Aug 04, 2011

Posted by Mel

The Pottermore Insider Blog has updated their FAQ again to answer questions about sharing Pottermore accounts, verification emails, and the clue times for the last two days of the Magical Quill Challenge:

I have a friend who wants to use my Pottermore account. Is it okay to share my password?
Your Pottermore account is for your personal use only. You should never
divulge your Pottermore password to anyone because it protects your
personal information from potential misuse and identity theft. By
creating an account on Pottermore, you confirm that you will treat your
login details as confidential. If you would like more information,
please see our Terms & Conditions.

I haven’t received my verification email yet; has there been a delay in sending these out?
Earlier in the week, there was an issue with Yahoo! Mail and some
related services, which meant that some validation emails were taking
longer than normal to arrive. This issue has now been resolved. However,
we have been unable to deliver validation emails to approximately one
in ten of the email addresses supplied to us due to them being mistyped.
If you have not received a validation email within 48 hours of
submitting your details to Pottermore, you should assume that we have
been unable to deliver your validation email to you, and you will need
to register again.

Please be very careful when entering your email address; don’t forget to double-check it before you click ˜Continue’!

UPDATED: So far, all the clues have appeared in the early hours of
the morning in my time zone. Will this continue for the remainder of The
Magical Quill challenge?

We know that Harry Potter fans around the world are taking part in the
challenge, so we will be varying the times that the clues are revealed.
We can tell you that tomorrow’s clue (Day 6) will be released between
1:30pm and 4.00pm BST, and the final clue (Day 7) will be released
between 12:30am and 3:00am BST on Saturday 6 August.

For your reference, 1:30 pm BST is 8:30 am EST and 5:30 am PST, while 12:30 am BST is 7:30 pm EST and 4:30 pm PST. You can read more of the FAQ here. Good luck everyone!





55 Responses to Pottermore Blog Updates With Info on Verification Emails and Day 6/Day 7 Clue Times

Avatar Imageminniee33 says: Hey guysss, please dont forget to vote for Harry, Hermione, Draco, HP7Pt1 and HP7Pt2 in the 2011 Teen Choice Awards…one vote per day per email so please try to get as many people as you can! We have until August 5th! http://teenchoiceawards.com/ Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: Now, they're saying that we must have mistyped our email addresses if we haven't received validation emails. I'm compulsive. I checked the spelling of my address 4 times before I submitted it. My address was correct. I hope they haven't just decided it's the fault of the registrant and, therefore, they don't need to look into it further. That, in my humble opinion, doesn't bode well for this site. I apologize for the attitude. I just find this whole thing incredibly frustrating.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I remember the problems during the 'WOMBATS" with mistyped addys... I developed the habit of using cut & pastes of my email addy and some other stuff that I have saved in my documents folder... It has really helped & completely stopped the typing errors...Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: They work so hard and people rarely notice it! I just love the Harry Potter community! :)Avatar Imagehogwartslionchaser says: @DeliaDee your valdiation email might ne in your spam folder or something< i have yahoo and it did work... but if not...im really sorry!Avatar ImageGryffindorGirl7 says: I live on the West coast in the U.S.A.What time should I get on Pottermor over there?Avatar ImageGryffindorGirl7 says: I live on the West coast in the U.S.A.What time should I get on Pottermor over there?Avatar ImageBandersnatch says: NOTE REGARDING TIMES OF CLUES 6 AND 7 IF YOU LIVE IN U.S.: If I am reading the Pottermore Insider blog correctly, the last two clues will BOTH take place on FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 in the United States. In the Eastern time zone, for instance, Clue 6 will happen between 8:30 AM and 11 AM on the morning of August 5, while Clue 7 will happen LATER THAT SAME DAY between 7:30 PM and 10 PM. So if you miss Clue 6, don't wait until Saturday for Clue 7!Avatar Imagejobogtheqwerty says: I didn't mistype my email and I'm not with Yahoo. I know its got my email right because if I press "forgotten my username", it emails the username to me. I signed up on Tuesday and I've checked my spam folder, the email's not there, so why haven't I received it?Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: How long does it take for your Welcome email to come? I already verified my account (it came the day I registered), but does it take a really long time until I'm able to use my account?Avatar Imageroonwit says: jobogtheqwerty: I don't think anyone outside Pottermore or you mail provider can answer that. harrypotter4258: It is likely that they will tell you when your access will be enabled within a couple of weeks. They do say they can't let everyone on at once, so you might have to wait.Avatar Imagejillians642 says: That's so odd that they'd have them both take place on Friday in North America. Ah well!Avatar ImageDirectorbeme says: I registered yesterday and received the 1st email within the half hour. Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: I also have not recieved my valadation email from yesterday (day 4) I typed my email correctly. I checked it before I submitted. I have also checked my spam folder yet no mail. It's been 33 hours so far, does this mean I have to try again tomorrow?? Kind of makes me mad when I read about these people getting 3 and 4 accounts and I cant even get my one :o/ Avatar ImageGwendolyn the Weird says: Precisely, Doxie2962! I am in the EXACT same boat. I also have not recieved my validation email from yesterday (day 4) I KNOW typed my email correctly, I checked it FOUR TIMES before I submitted. I'm not using a Yahoo account so that's not the issue. I've checked my spam/junk folder. It's so frustrating, I also can't find a "Help" email address to TELL them I'm not getting it. UGH!Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: kinda dissapointing cuz i got in and am now not getting email?! oh well there is still tomorrow Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Finally got to the clue in time and found the magic quill. I was jumping up and down screaming lol. It took about an hour for my registration confirmation e-mail to come. Can't wait to get my welcome letter so I can see the real site. I didn't realize they were releasing time estimates. I just pulled an all-nighter last night... had work off so I checked at least three times every half-hour for 12 hours. Needless to say after finally getting in... I took a nap :-).Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: I wonder if perhaps their system is faulty and is mistyping some of the addresses. There are clearly many of us who double, triple, or quadruple checked our email addresses before submitting but are still not getting validation. I'm not using a yahoo address (it's earthlink) and I'm checking my junk and spam folders regularly to no avail. I can only assume that Pottermore's system is mistyping some of the addresses. They really ought to have an email address themselves so that we can write and tell them what is going on. I guess I'll try again tomorrow.Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: EARLY ACCESS BABY!!! HECK YEAH!!!Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: The Pottermore registration program clearly isn't working as it should be. Personally, I've given up trying to register, one reason being that all the registration times appear to be aimed at the US market rather than actually allowing people in other parts of the world the same opportunity.Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: It would be really nice if everyone that has successfully established an account would stay off the pottermore.com and quill.pottermore.com websites during the final two registration windows. Give those who haven't succeeded an unfetterred opportunity to get into the sites and complete registration. Since I have already succeeded and received my confirmation letter, and my ID and password work, I will be nowhere near those websites during the posted windows. Don't contribute to the traffic jam if you have already succeeded in registering. Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: P.S Call me WombatAuror128Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: @WombatAuror128 ok:)Avatar ImageMirdan says: @Jasmine Lily I live on the west coast too, and we're about six hours earlier than England. So 1:30pm BST is 7:30am PST.Avatar ImageBandersnatch says: @Mirdan, if you live on the west coast of the United States, then aren't you 8 hours earlier than England? So 1:30 PM BST would be 5:30 AM PST. @KiwiBrian, the first three clues were definitely not timed for the U.S. market -- they were in the wee hours of the morning between midnight and dawn.Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: @WombatAuror128... I completely agree and will be staying away too! I got WillowWormwood18 :-) Avatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: Dang it! I thought I was registered but I never got a verification email! I guess I'll have to try again...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar Imagehe_who_must_not_be_nicknamed says: Grrr, you guys both got cool names. The only one of the 5 I could tolerate was WolfWings110 >.< Oh, well. Can't complain too much, at least I got in.Avatar Imageroonwit says: With regard to missing emails there are a few things that might have happened 1) The email was mistyped - someone suggested you might be able to check this by using the recover username feature of the login page. 2) Pottermore never sent it - maybe due to a system glitch or a system to stop multiple registrations; you may for example may only be able use an email address for one account 3) Your mail provider might have thought it was spam - in which case they might delay it (which was happening with yahoo), accept it and throw it away, refuse to accept it, or put it in a junk email folder at their end 4) Your mail client or anti-virus software might decide it is spam - again it might put it in a spam folder or (though this is rather less likely) discard itAvatar ImageCrashley says: I had that problem on day one and started to freak out, so I made a different account with another email site. I hope all works out for you guys who are having validation issues. Avatar ImageLuna_lovegood17 says: I will find this magical quill!!!! (Too bad I'm not Hufflepuff)Avatar Imageroonwit says: Beware of conmen claiming to sell fake Pottermore accounts or offering to register an account for you and getting your personal details. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14418007Avatar Imagemencia says: I got in I'm QuaffleMoon122 :DAvatar ImageMollycairn says: Clue is posted!Avatar ImageMaestra2 says: I'm on!! ShadowMoon78 and my daughter GlowLumos13. We are ready for Pottermore!Avatar Imageemmi_mancity says: YAY I did it!!! The email's not come but I only registered about five minutes ago so I don't expect it to. Still....!!!! Avatar Imagesarshao says: Day 6 is open right now!!! Clue is How many chapters are there in HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince? Multiply this number by 14 Go GO GO Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Congratulations to all who made it!Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I'm in, I'm, in!!!! finally! 9:03 am something like that. Easy question.I"m HallowSickle144. Got my email in 5 min! Now I can go to work happy!Avatar ImageSpook says: Totally agree with jobogtheqwerty and Doxie2962. I am in the same boat and I live in Australia. I don't go with Yahoo either. I have emailed everyday and still don't get an answer. Just like Gwendolyn the Weird, I can't find a help address either that is relevant. The 'Help' page is of no help. Very frustrating. Thanks to Leaky community. At least I know I am not the only one. Avatar Imageemmi_mancity says: Yay!! I'm in!! I'm stuck with OakNiffler211 as my username, but still, I can't complain can I? I have a beta account......Avatar ImageDumbledoresMan5769 says: I got in finally... pottermore user name is CentaurFang137. It was between that and NightFlame188 which was equally as badass, but I like Centaurs, so...Avatar Imagemencia says: the clue is on now people so goodluck :) Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Day 6 clue is up everyone! Go go go!Avatar Imageroonwit says: The day 6 clue has actually been up for 1 1/2 hours now, which is longer than any of the previous ones. Perhaps most people who want them now have places.Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: I'm just waiting for confirmation.Avatar Imagesarshao says: Day 6 is closed now. It did stay open longer than any previous day, so Day 7 might be longer yet as we reach saturation. The time estimates put Day 7 as starting later this evening for US folks. Good luck!Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: I'm in there, that was fast and painless.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @Gwendolyn since I never recieved my email I tried again this am and got in and got my email. I used my yahoo instead of my aol. Avatar Imagecarole44 says: Hey Guys Digital Trends site reported scammers on E-bay and web sites that are not the Pottermore site So ya all be careful. Avatar Imagezoey_potter says: I got really annoyed with Pottermore, so I decided to just wait until October, but I checked it, just to be sure, if the clue was there. One morning at 10:15 AM i went to check pottermore on day 6. the clue was there, so i answered it, (30), and it took me to another website and I clicked on the magic quill, I registered and that day was probably the best day of my life!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAngeLaFay says: Now to wait for the Welcome Letter. SO EXCITED!Avatar Imagehermioneisthebest says: how much time dya reckon will it take for me to actually be able to use my account- that is, will the welcome email take a load of time to come????? @Bandersnatch could you tell me what time the Clue 7 will come in India????? Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Waiting for October.......

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