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Account activation

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:08 pm
by Jerry_102
I have a problem with account activation, where if I set Enable account activation to Admin, I receive an email but if I set it to User, the user does not receive an email. The same thing happens when the user selects under 13, they do not receive the email. It also happens when your watching a topic and you post a new topic, no email goes even if your the Admin.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:09 pm
by MarkTheDaemon
Please fill out the Support Request Template


Mark

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:23 pm
by Jerry_102
MarkTheDaemon wrote: Please fill out the Support Request Template


Mark


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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:24 pm
by karlsemple
well thats no good, you have not filled it all in :s who is your host!

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:27 pm
by Jerry_102
karlsemple wrote: well thats no good, you have not filled it all in :s who is your host!


Host: www.dotEasy.com

Sorry, just overlooked it.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:29 pm
by MarkTheDaemon
Have you tried contacting them to ask if the PHP Mail function is working correctly?


Mark

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:32 pm
by karlsemple
:? you have turned account activation to admin so we can not test to see if we get emails on registration. Check with the users in question who didnt get email to make sure the emails did not go into a junk folder!

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:32 pm
by Jerry_102
MarkTheDaemon wrote: Have you tried contacting them to ask if the PHP Mail function is working correctly?


Mark


Yes via email, but have not responded back to me as yet.

Why does the Admin option work and the user does not? Both emails go through the same host.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:33 pm
by Jerry_102
MarkTheDaemon wrote: Have you tried contacting them to ask if the PHP Mail function is working correctly?


Mark


Yes via email, but they have not responded back to me as yet.

Why does the Admin option work and the user does not? Both emails go through the same host.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:35 pm
by MarkTheDaemon
As Karl said above you need to set it to User so we can test


Mark

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:37 pm
by Jerry_102
MarkTheDaemon wrote: As Karl said above you need to set it to User so we can test


Mark


Done!

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:40 pm
by karlsemple
have you tried using smtp for your board emails?

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:50 pm
by Jerry_102
karlsemple wrote: have you tried using smtp for your board emails?


No I haven't. Since both emails I'm using for testing go throuhg the same host, I don't understand why the Admin option works but the User does not, so I don't understand why going to SMTP would change anything.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:54 pm
by karlsemple
Jerry_102 wrote:
karlsemple wrote:have you tried using smtp for your board emails?


No I haven't. Since both emails I'm using for testing go throuhg the same host, I don't understand why the Admin option works but the User does not, so I don't understand why going to SMTP would change anything.



as the admin email account is probably an email account on the same host as the mail server......so it would be sending internally. It seems to be failing to send externally. smtp should route all email through another server and therefore should work assuming you do not use the smtp of your host! However this sounds like a bad configuration on the servers side.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:58 pm
by Jerry_102
karlsemple wrote:
Jerry_102 wrote:
karlsemple wrote:have you tried using smtp for your board emails?


No I haven't. Since both emails I'm using for testing go throuhg the same host, I don't understand why the Admin option works but the User does not, so I don't understand why going to SMTP would change anything.



as the admin email account is probably an email account on the same host as the mail server......so it would be sending internally. It seems to be failing to send externally. smtp should route all email through another server and therefore should work assuming you do not use the smtp of your host! However this sounds like a bad configuration on the servers side.


Thanks...Guess I'll try it for testing and wait on the response from the host.