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Ace Contributor
Bruno C Member Since: Nov 14, 2014
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 Hello everyone.


As I believe many of you do, I visit oDesk homepage quite often in order to search for jobs to apply. However, besides that, I didn't have to worry with any messages/interview invitations/new milestones/etc because I used to receive an email everytime any of that happened.


Until a few days ago. For some reason I stopped receiving emails with oDesk notifications. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?


Thank you!


Community Guru
Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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Update: I just came across another thread, and apparently there have been system-wide issues with the notification system. Again.  So, for the moment, I'd advise using non-Odesk email to contact client's, if that is applicable to your situation.


That has happend to me a couple of times. Once it took an entire 24 hours for an official job invite notification to appear in my non-Odesk email. (By then I had accepted the job and was already working).


If this has been happening for several days, try contacting support.


Note: you haven't adjusted your notification settings, right?

Ace Contributor
Sadak N Member Since: Jan 30, 2010
3 of 16

Yes, I had the same problem too. I used to receive emails saying that a client approved the payment or when he assign a new milestone. Now, I do not receive any notifications.  I have to go to "My jobs" to see if payments are approved or not!!

Community Guru
Gillian Michele N Member Since: Mar 15, 2012
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It's been happening around here on and off for a few years really.


I never rely on receiving email notifications, I log directly in my oDesk account, which kinda defeats the whole purpose.

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi All,


There is currently an issue with email notifications and our Engineering Team is working to fix it. I would suggest you submit a request to Customer Support to receive updates from our Team about this issue.


Thank you for your patience.

~ Valeria
Active Member
Vlad R Member Since: Jul 4, 2015
6 of 16

Same problem here - no longer receiving emails for messages. 

Community Leader
Cristian F Member Since: Jun 21, 2015
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Using the mobile app might solve the problem. I'm using it on Android and it works like a charm. Never missed a client message.

Ace Contributor
Mariam Fatima Z Member Since: Feb 24, 2015
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Hi Cristian,


I have the Android app installed, but there's no indication when a message is received. I have to open the app and refresh it every time, only then do new messages appear, if any.


Is it the same for you?

Community Leader
Cristian F Member Since: Jun 21, 2015
9 of 16

Hello Mariam,


No, I don't have to refresh the app or do anything else.  Each time I receive a message I instantly get notified.

Ace Contributor
Mariam Fatima Z Member Since: Feb 24, 2015
10 of 16

I'm not receiving Upwork notifications either (again). I started getting them again last month but since the last few days the issue has resurfaced.