Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑
Fri May 18, 2018 1:20 am
no need to be snarky. I am just trying to help. bottom line is that phpbb does work as it is intended.
if you get the right Q&A setup then no spam bots will get through to begin with.
if you also setup the first post to need approval, that will stop the few human spammers. it works for thousands of others so if done properly it will work for you as well.
log in to your board, click on the notifications at the top right. click on the settings link.
make sure that both notifications and email are checked and you should get the emails when someone is trying to register.
Well I can not get phpbb to work as intended, which is why I am posting this.
I checked the notifications, they are on.
As I stated before.....
"Click test email button in ACP, works. Set users to require manual admin approval. Set admin UCP to get emails for all posts that need approval.
Create test003 user, within minutes I get the email, log in as admin, approve user. Log out as admin. Log in as test003 and make post (which requires manual approval), admin does not get the email. Wait 12 hours, still no email.
Create test004 user, admin does not get the email.
Log in as admin, have two notifications, one for the post approval for test003, one for the activation of test004. Within a minute, I get BOTH emails. Both emails have the same time on them, that is the time I logged into the board as admin."
So, why do I not get the second and third emails? One is an activation email (no setting in the UCP necessary) and the second one is indeed checked in the UCP (double, triple, quadruple checked). Then, why if I log in as administrator do I almost instantly get the emails that have not been coming in for 12+ hours?
I really don't mean to be snarky, it just seems I can not get people to actually answer my question for asking me why I want it to do what it is supposed to do.