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  • 0 Classifieds Photo Upload Software Updated

    The classifieds upload software has been updated to the latest version. It works & looks exactly the same, but may help to remove a few bugs. We are still getting occasional issues with HEIC format photos from just a few iPhones being uploaded, but not resized or shown in the browser. HEIC is incompatible with webservers, but the phone should convert images to the widely used jpg format before uploading, unless the settings are changed on the phone. On an iPhone or iPad: 1: Go to Settings > Photos.2: Scroll down to the Transfer to Mac or PC section.3: Select Automatic. Photos should then upload as compatible jpg's without having to edit your original images. The majority of photos from iPhones are uploaded without any issues, so must still be on the default "Automatic" setting. These instructions have been added to the FAQS. If any of these failed photos are seen, they will be manually resized & replaced, but it would be much better for all to resolve this issue before uploading.

  • 0 Email Validation Improvements

    The NFED server now has the latest Email validation; DKIM, SPF & DMARC working correctly, which should help to keep Emails sent from the NFED out of the spam/junk folders. Emails include: Classified’s advert details, classifieds enquiries, event details confirmation & directory listing confirmations. Shopping cart & Newsletter Emails are sent from RomanCart, which as far as I can see have not implemented these validation systems, but I am chasing them up. Replies to enquiries are sent via standard Email systems so are unaffected. If you have sent an enquiry but haven’t received a reply, please check your spam folders. Update 26-08-21No rejected sent Emails apart from those with incorrect Email addresses. Please check your spelling before sending! Here’s a few rejected Emails from the server logs. The mail server could not deliver mail to *******@icloud.con *******@icloud.com user is over quota *******@gmail.com The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. The mail server could not deliver mail to *******@aol.con *******@yahoo.co.uk Requested mail action aborted, mailbox not found

  • 0 Sold & Unwanted Classifieds Ads

    If you have an advert that is no longer required, items are sold or you have found what you are looking for, please remove the advert & help keep the classifieds tidy. To remove the ad, just click on the Edit or Delete link at the bottom. If you have forgotten your password, the system will send it to you. If all else fails, we can remove the ad for you. Old ads are a major frustration for everyone. They waste time & they push current ads down the list. It is much better for everyone if they are removed rather than marked as sold. Full instruction in the FAQs: How to Remove an Advert Thank You

  • 0 Bank Transfer & Cheque Payments Added to Shopping Cart

    Bank Transfer payments & cheques have now been added as a payment option alongside credit/debit card & Paypal on the NFED shopping cart making it very easy for those that bank online or through their banking app or prefer not to pay at all online.  The payment details are shown on the order confirmation screen & will be sent by Email when the order is complete. The order will remain pending until the payment is made & confirmed. Cheque must be cleared before the order is processed. For more information see www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bank-Transfer-Payment

  • 0 NFED Equestrian Facebook Group Removed

    We have now permanently removed the NFED Equestrian Facebook Group. To continue receiving NFED Facebook notifications Like & Follow the page: www.facebook.com/nfed.co.uk & please tell your friends to do the same. This does not affect the NFED Website or Newsletter, the NFED is completely independent. The Facebook & Twitter pages are only provided to notify social media users of the latest posts, news, events & featured ads. The group was created as temporary stop gap when our page was removed by Facebook. The new page works far better for us than the group, so the group was no longer required & having both was very confusing for people. This allows us to concentrate on running the NFED efficiently as possible & sharing the latest updates on the Facebook page.

  • 0 Some iPhone/pad Photos Not Uploading.

    This seems to be a recent problem with the iPhone HEIC photo format which is not recognized by web servers. The device should convert the photo to a widely compatible JPG, but not all photos are being converted. Change your iPhone/pad settings to make it automatically convert photos to a more compatible format when transferring. Follow the instructions below to do so: Go to Settings > Photos. Scroll down to the Transfer to Mac or PC section. Tap Automatic. As with all photo problems, don't struggle you can always send them over by Email, WhatsApp or Facebook & they will be uploaded for you.  

  • 0 Contacting the NFED - Old Numbers

    Like most of our users, we have horses to ride & look after, so cannot be in the office all day. It is best to contact us by email & remember to include any advert or reference numbers. We'll usually get back to you quickly but please allow 24 hours. If the answer already exists in the FAQs, we will send you a link. Email: editor@nfed.co.uk Text or WhatsApp: 07385 848504 No Calls to this number. Facebook Messenger: m.me/nfed.co.uk If you have any of the following old NFED phone numbers stored in your phone, please remove them. Obsolete NFED Phone Numbers: #### ### 3808#### ### 7124#### ### 1751

  • 0 Your Mission, Should you choose to accept it.

    Your Mission Should you choose to accept it. The NFED Facebook page was replaced in 2020 More than 12000 followers are missing! Please make it your mission to tell your friends to Like & Follow the NEW page at www.facebook.com/nfed.co.uk Please share this & don't worry, it won't self destruct 

  • 0 Use the NFED as a phone or tablet app

    The NFED is a website, not an app. This allows it to be viewed on any type of device in any browser & there is no need to download or install anything. Adding a shortcut to your tablet or phone home screen does make it instantly accessible & is very simple to do. 1: Open www.nfed.co.uk in your browser. 2: Scroll to the bottom & click on the Share icon. 3: Select Add to Home Screen. 4: Click Add.   The NFED Logo should appear on your home screen like an app. Just tap on the logo to open the NFED.   The above instructions are for Apple devices using the Safari browser. For Android or other devices see: www.howtogeek.com   Please & tell or show it off to your friends.

  • 0 NFED Emails Update

    Since the server change, I’ve been monitoring Emails sent through the NFED & all seems to be working very well. The only ISP now having issues is NTL which has been Virgin media since 2005. I doubt if the NTL servers will be updating very often if at all, so if you have an ntlworld email address, it’s probably time to change it! Monitoring the sent Emails has highlighted the number of misspelt addresses. If you have an advert, you can log in & check it. If you have sent enquiries, the advertiser will not be able to get back to you. Please type carefully & always double check or it won't work.  Finally, there are quite a lot of adverts not being approved. Please read the guidelines & pricing & remember that Free ads must be clearly priced to qualify. NO PRICE = NO FREE AD.

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