Not Receiving BSF Online emails from bsfinternational.org addresses
The BSF Online website (bsfonline.org) uses a bsfinternational.org email address to send out system generated emails. Additionally, the BSF Online Help Desk also uses a bsfinternational.org email address to respond to users. Some people are reporting that they are not receiving the emails from bsfonline.org nor the BSF Online Help Desk. Please “whitelist” bsfinternational.org, or add bsfinternational.org as a “safe-sender”, to stop your email account from blocking these emails as spam.
Cannot Join or Start Zoom Meeting
Whether you are using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone to join your weekly discussion group from the Join Meeting or Start Meeting (leaders) button on the .org website -- please disable your pop up/ad blockers on your Internet browser WHILE having the bsfonline.org website open.
If you use a tablet or phone to join in your weekly discussion group from the Join Meeting button on the bsfonline.org website -- please also make sure that you have the Zoom application downloaded to your device.
Leaders, see additional Zoom information in the next two sections below.
Leaders’ Zoom Meeting Problems
Please make sure you do not create your weekly meeting in zoom.us. Your meeting should be generated by bsfonline.org. The meeting is created in zoom.us when you press 'Save Changes' on your My Group Settings page (or Leaders Meeting Settings page for OLMs) on bsfonline.org.
Start Meeting ‘Broken’: If your Start Meeting button was working and is now ‘broken’, please press ‘Save Changes’ on your My Group Settings or your Leaders Meeting Settings page (no changes are necessary) and this should restore your Start Meeting button. Please also make sure that your pop ups/ads are enabled as noted in the section above.
Leaders' Zoom Password Reset Problems
Some leaders are having trouble resetting their passwords on their BSF Online Zoom accounts. Here are a couple of workarounds in the meantime:
- If you use a Gmail email address for your BSF Online account, login with the ‘Gmail login’ option.
- If you have a Facebook account associated with the email that you use for BSF Online, login with the ‘Facebook login’ option.
- Otherwise, you need to contact Zoom Support to get your password reset: Zoom Support
A limited number of users have experienced their profile becoming corrupted or 'scrambled'. Meaning, their name and email address has been changed to random characters, letters, and numbers. If this has happened to you, please submit a Help Desk ticket through the "Need help?" button on bsfonline.org and we will get your account restored.
Password Creation or Reset
Please note that the password can only accept two special characters total (@$!%*#?&) and it works best if these special characters are not right next to each other.
If you are not receiving the Password Reset email, please try to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email account as a "safe sender".
My Calendar Page
This page is “under construction” and will have more functionality soon. Thank you for your patience and prayers in the meantime!
No Lecture Podcast
If the Lecture Podcast displays on your My Lessons page as 00:00, this is typical. Please press play and the lecture will start.
Delete/Remove BSF Online Account
Currently we do not have the capability to remove accounts from the bsfonline.org website. We will take note of your request and will delete your account as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for persevering and praying with us as we work to resolve these issues, and overcome the obstacles, so that God’s Word goes out!