1. How do I use Pennswoods.net Free Classifieds?

  2. Why can't I log into the classifieds?

  3. I've forgotten my password, or I want to change it.

  4. I never got the email to verify and activate my account!

  5. I can't post an ad, it says I have the maximum number of ads already?!?!

  6. Why am I not receiving replies to my ad?

  7. Why did the the seller not respond to my email?

  8. Why can't I log into my email?

  9. How do I make emails go direct to my yahoo.com address?

  10. Why was my ad removed?

  11. Why can't I post an email address in my ad?

  12. What does it mean when I get this error: 'webmaster block on account'?

  13. How do I use Outlook Express with onewoods.net?

  14. How do I log out of the classifieds?

  15. How do I know my message was sent to the seller?

  16. How do you include a picture with your ad?

  17. My picture won't upload, what might be wrong?

  18. This ad sounds too good to be true! (What about scams?)

  19. How do I know if I have email waiting for me?

  20. What happens when I flag an ad for a guideline violation?

  21. Can I sell / buy an exotic animal (degus, monk parrakeets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, etc)?

  22. Would you add a category listing for XYZ?

  23. Can you tell me more about the paid features?

  24. My question wasn't answered here, what do I do?

 

 

 

How do I use Pennswoods.net Free Classifieds?

  1. Current customers of Pennswoods.net and isps whose tech support is with Pennswoods.net can log in with their email address and password. Have fun buying and selling!
  2. All others can register here: https://support.pennswoods.net/pfssignup/openSignup.cgi.
  3. Click on the link that is emailed to you.
  4. Log in to the classifieds with your new email address and password.
  5. Cookies must be enabled, but that is the default for all modern browsers.
  6. Have fun buying and selling!

 

Why can't I log into my email?

Onewoods.net email can be accessed via http://email.onewoods.net. Use just the first part of the email address, and omit the '@onewoods.net'. Yes, this is different from how you log into the classifieds.

If you do not have a Onewoods.net address and are having problems, contact your ISP's tech support. If your ISP is unable to assist you because you are using a hotmail, yahoo, gmail, or other email address, Pennswoods.net offers a $5/month tech support plan that covers most aspects of your computer, including assistance with any email account.

 

Why can't I log into the classifieds>

  1. You need to have registered.
  2. You need to use the full email address in order to log into the classifieds.
  3. Cookies need to be enabled in your browser. Unless you changed this, they probably already are.
  4. If you are still having troubles, try this alternative log in link. http://support.pennswoods.net/sso/index.cgi

Update Dec 10, 2008: We've relaxed the requirement for having an email on a Pennswoods controlled domain. New signups now log in with your email address (username@yahoo.com, username@gmail.com, etc) and whatever password you signed up with.

 

Why am I not receiving replies to my ad? or How do I know if I have email waiting for me?

Replies to your ad go to the email address you signed in with.

Replies are also cached on the classifieds, the link for this can be found on any of your ad listings, either via the 'Your Ads' link in the upper left, by searching your ad, or in the category listings. You MUST be signed in to see this, and only YOU can see the number of replies, and the content of the replies.

 

Why did the the seller not respond to my email?

  1. When you reply to an ad, the email is sent from the address you are logged in with. For many people this is going to be an @onewoods.net account. You'll need to check that address to find replies. If you are on a Pennswoods or Onewoods address, that mail is easily checked by logging into the classifieds and following the email link in the left hand side.
  2. Another common problem is that very short messages with misspelled words tend to get caught more quickly in spam folders. Using complete sentences with proper grammar and spelling to the best of your ability is the best way to avoid aggressive spam filters. Sellers who check their responses on Pennswoods classifieds can see what was sent to them as it was sent before being filtered by hotmail, yahoo, etc.

 

How do I make emails go direct to my yahoo.com address?

  1. New sign ups for Pennswoods Classifieds after Dec 10, 2008 will have mail routed to whatever email address they signed up with.
  2. Existing Onewoods.net accounts have two options. First you can route your mail from onewoods.net where ever you like. Log into the onewoods webmail, go to settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Select "Forward a copy of incoming mail" and set the email address you want to forwarded to. Remember to click on "Save Changes".
  3. Alternatively existing Onewoods.net account holders can simply sign up again, and receive a new account which will be routed to whatever email they sign up with. If you prefer your old account to be closed, email Pennswoods tech support. Bear in mind that if you have pending classifieds under your onewoods.net account, you'll need to keep the account open in order to access the ads.

 

Why was my ad removed?

As of this writing, ads are left in place for 14 days, or until the owner deletes it. If ads are removed earlier, it was because they violated one or more of the guidelines. If a certain number of flags are reported against a particular ad, the website will remove it automatically in real time.

The system has some intelligence in that it remembers how many ads you've posted, and how many times you've been flagged. If you post a lot of ads that get flagged, it learns to recognize you as a source of questionable material, and removes your ads with fewer complaints. If you post ads that are not flagged, it likewise identifies you as a source of well received ads, and requires a few extra complaints before it takes action. If you see your ads start to dissappear, you should take notice, and make certain you are following the guidelines.

We are unable to provide any information on deleted ads.

For more information, read our advertising tips.

 

I never got the email to verify and activate my account!

  1. Check your spam folder. This is the single most common problem with missing verification emails.
  2. The following domains are known to filter the verification emails: csonline.net, excite.com, myway.com. Additionally it is possible that other domains will filter these out. You may need to create an allowance for notmonitored@pennswoods.net in your white list, address book, or ask your provider not to filter those emails. Alternatively use a domain that does not filter out the verification emails. In case it isn't clear, notmonitored@pennswoods.net is not monitored.
  3. If you've checked the spam folder, and made allowances for notmonitored@pennswoods.net to send mail to you, then you can resend yourself the registration email.

 

How do I log out of the classifieds?

Click the 'Sign Out' link in the upper right of the classifieds.
Alternatively, click this link to log out:
http://www.pennswoods.net/logout.html.

 

How do I use Outlook Express with onewoods.net?

Point smtp towards your local ISPs mail server, and configure pop3 (pop.gmail.com, use ssl) or imap (imap.gmail.com, use ssl).

If you need additional assistance, contact Pennswoods.net or your local ISP. Pennswoods provides technical support for configuring email clients only to paying customers. However Pennswoods offers a $5 / month support service (you can purchase a single month if you like), so if your own ISP is unable to assist you, we can assist for a very afforadable price.

 

How do I know my message was sent to the seller?

When responding to an ad, there is a checkbox to send a copy to yourself.

 

This ad sounds too good to be true! (What about scams?)

All users of the Pennswoods.net classifieds need to be wary of potential scams. Our free classified ads system is open to everyone, not just pennswoods.net customers, and thus there is the possibility of scammers lurking about, looking for potential victims. We make every effort to prevent scam artists from using our site. However use of the classifieds is at your own risk.

One of the most common scams to watch out for, involves exotic pets from overseas. The best piece of advice we can give, is for users to avoid any transactions, or at least be extremely skeptical, when dealing with people claiming to be in a foreign country. Keep in mind that the Pennswoods.net Free Classifieds are based in Pennsylvania, and we mainly serve PA, MD, VA, WV, NY, and the US Virgin Islands. While our classified ads are open to the public and not just Pennswoods.net customers, you have to question the motives of anyone posting to our classifiieds that do not reside in our general coverage area, especially from a foreign country. Be especially wary of *ANY* ad trying to sell Yorkie dogs, exotic birds (especially "Macaws"), and monkeys of any kind. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Another type of scam to watch out for is the "Counterfeit Cashier's Check Scam. This scam usually involves a buyer sending a seller a cashier's check for more than the amount of the item being sold, with the buyer stating various reasons why it needs to be done this way, then they also request a personal check back for the difference (or they request it be wired back). The cashier's check they send will turn out to be bogus, with the seller finding this out too late, by which time the seller then has to pay back the money to the bank, in addition to also losing the money returned to the scammer. Overseas money orders and checks sometimes take months to truly clear.

Please check out the following links for more details on the scam and variations of it:
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29943_31467-176356--,00.html
http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/consumer/advisories/Nigeria_Mar_2003.html
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/check_scam.html

 

I can't post an ad, it says I have the maximum number of ads already?!?!

Ads are limited to 4 per category, 16 total. This is in keeping with our posted requirements of no more than 4 ads per category.

If this has affected you, delete an ad or two, or wait for them to expire, before posting new ads.

Customers with paid accounts can post 6 ads per category, 30 total in all combined categories.

 

What happens when I flag an ad for a guideline violation?

When an ad is flagged for a possible violation of the guidelines, it is marked for possible review. If enough people flag it, it will be deleted.

Please log in to flag ads for abuse.

 

Can I sell / buy an exotic animal (degus, monk parrakeets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, etc)?

We really don't know. Can you? We cover quite a few states now, and there is a virtual horde of government agencies with laws and regulations to comply with. Monk parrakeets are outlawed in Pennsylvania, and the PA Game Commission will euthanize them if you are caught with them. At least this is what we read online. In Ohio it is perfectly legal to own them, provided that the wings are clipped. In Virginia they must be permanently banded, but it doesn't matter if the wings are clipped.

We are not responsible for the ads posted to Pennswoods.net classifieds. YOU are responsible for knowing the law.

If a law enforcement agent provides us with a subpeona, we are compelled by law to respond to it. Every day we see well over a quarter million ads being viewed, some of them from .gov, .mil, and other domains. Please know the law and comply with it.

 

I've forgotten my password, or I want to change it.

Change your password.

 

Would you add a category listing for XYZ?

There are two reasons we consider adding new categories. The first is when there are ads posted that don't fit into existing categories.

The second is when there are too many ads in a category for easy browsing.

If you have an idea for a new category,
let us know.

If you are having problems locating ads, you might try the search feature.

We are not going to add a 'Free' category. Use the search and choose 'For Free' ad types.

We are not going to add a 'Wanted XYZ'. Use the search and choose 'Wanted to Buy' ad types.

 

How do you include a picture with your ad?

There are two ways to post a picture in an ad.

The first is to have the picture hosted somewhere on the internet.
Google's Picasa, Imageshack, Photobucket, etc provide such services if you don't already have one. In the field marked "Picture URL" simply include the location of the picture on the web.

If you don't have an image hosted somewhere, you can use the "Upload a Picture" field. Simply click on the "browse" button beside the field, and find the folder with your images. Select the image you want to upload, and when you submit the ad, the image will be uploaded to our server, and posted with your ad.

 

My picture won't upload, what might be wrong?

Our classifieds has been successfully tested with images as large as 13 megs. It is possible however that if your image is truly gargantuan, you might still have problems. Upon uploading all images larger than 800x600 are reduced to 800x600, and compressed to consume less disk space. Generally the quality of the image is unaffected. The name of the picture should end in jpg, jpeg, gif, or png.

 

What does it mean when I get this error: 'webmaster block on account'?

Typically it means that we need you to contact us for one reason or another.
Usually it is something simple that can be cleared up quickly. Just email
classifieds@pennswoods.net. If you need access to your onewoods.net email account, you can reach it here: email.onewoods.net.

 

Why can't I post an email address in my ad?

We try to have as wide open a market place as possible, while providing the best protections we can for visitors to our site. As much as possible we prefer that you be able to post however you like. Lately we've drawn significant attention from scam artists who can bypass all security and simply skim email addresses from the site.

While generally most people don't fall for this, it is easy to get caught up and want to believe. Ultimately we have a lot of people emailing us about the scammers, and we have people posting warnings to others about a problem that we can solve.

If you prefer to use a different email address, simply register that address, log in, and post under that username. For times when you are posting for someone else, or want email send to a different address for only one particular ad, you can now list an alternate email address where email will be sent. Also check out this
FAQ.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your assistance in our attempts to thwart scam artists.

 

Can you tell me more about the paid features?

If YOU choose to pay for an upgraded ad, we have several options. We receive a small fee to help us cover new development and operating the servers, and you get an edge up on promoting what you are selling. Bear in mind that you pay for posting the ad, and the duration for which the ad is run is not guarunteed.

Currently we have:
Highlighted listings for $1.00.
Bold text listings for $0.75
Featured Ads, which stay at the top of their category, cost is $10.
Premium Categories available for just $1.

A letter from the owner to our valued customers:
Dear Customer

You might not be aware that on average, 300,000 pennswoods.net ads are viewed daily.
Page views (or site hits) are running 1,800,000 per day.
We estimate more than $25,000,000 worth of goods and services have been sold on the pennswoods.net site.
The current run rate of sold items is $6,000,000. This shows how effective our site is in selling your goods and services and how fast our classified section has grown.

Our upgraded classified site now includes enhancements to help you sell your goods and services.

Mark Stern
Pennswoods.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My question wasn't answered here, what do I do?

Contact us. classifieds@pennswoods.net