One of the biggest changes for vBulletin 2.3.0 is that all calls to PHP's mail() function are now routed via a central vbmail() function in functions.php. This was done so that people with non-standard server setups can easily modify the way email is sent from their vBulletin installation.
As for dropping dead.. we have only had 13,000 unique users in the past 16 hours -
Do you want a site that runs well without email notifications or a site that runs like sh!t but you get email? Waddy is doing what's best for the site. Sit back, relax and slap gonaads if it makes you feel better
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS