How to resolve users not receiving their activation emails after sign up?

The problem of users not receiving their activation emails is a common one, and especially annoying if you have a new business or product and are trying hard to grow your userbase.  Fortunately, the problem is well documented but a clear solution to the problem remains to be seen.  It’s another case of throw as many things at the wall as you can and hope that something sticks.
If you have this problem, there are a couple of things you can try aside from simply telling your users to check their junk mail folders (which you should be doing on sign-up anyway).

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What is currently the best forum software? [Updated]

So you want to start an online forum, a message board.  You discover there are a few options available to you, so – which forum software should you use?  The answer is dependent on what your own needs are.  Typically your choices will be either vBulletin, phpBB, Vanilla or Xenforo.  These are the most popular and hence have the most online support.  Going further, for the more technical web users among us, you have more opensource choices like the Stackoverflow style (available on Google code) and now the reddit software, granted you will have a mission on your hands trying to install it on your server and administrating it (unless you’re familiar with linux).

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