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Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-10 12:09

Ive just realised I haven't received any 'watched' subscription emails since 3rd August. (I am subscribed for receiving upon postings to all forum sections).

Any one else not receiving theirs? (Perhaps one of the regulars could test PM me to see if I receive that notification too?)

@Martin: could you check the function is still working for me and others please?

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mattg » 2019-08-10 14:38

Test PM sent
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-10 16:57

Cheers

Yep, I confirm that I never received any notification email for this posting or the PM being left.

@Martin: can you investigate/advise please.
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mikedibella » 2019-08-10 17:50

I was never able to register with my vanity domain dibella(dot)net and had to use a webmail provider for the forum reg...maybe the issues are related.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-11 00:25

In an attempt to sort it out i thought I would try changing email address. This inactivated my account (hence delay in response) and (supposed to) send an new activation email to the new address. I didn't receive that email either. I also tried registering a new account with a gmail address and that email want received either.

Serious something wrong.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mikedibella » 2019-08-11 03:53

Well we could start by looking at a successfully received activation email to see where bounces would likely go. From there maybe martin could chime in on whether there is a mailbox to receive them.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mattg » 2019-08-11 07:41

I found the error in the logs

mail.hmailserver.com requires SMTP Auth to send, and the BB isn't doing that.
I have sent Martin an email with the details

He can't get notifications from the forum meanwhile either
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-11 09:27

Connecting to mail.hmailserver.com:25
LINE: 1139 <- 220 VMI74527 ESMTP 
# EHLO localhost
LINE: 1486 <- 250-VMI74527
LINE: 1486 <- 250-SIZE 20480000 
LINE: 1486 <- 250-STARTTLS 
LINE: 1486 <- 250-AUTH LOGIN 
LINE: 1486 <- 250 HELP 
# STARTTLS
LINE: 1531 <- 220 Ready to start TLS 
# EHLO localhost
LINE: 1486 <- 250-VMI74527
LINE: 1486 <- 250-SIZE 20480000 
LINE: 1486 <- 250-AUTH LOGIN 
LINE: 1486 <- 250 HELP 
# MAIL FROM:<No-Reply@hmailserver.com>
LINE: 1155 <- 250 OK 
# RCPT TO:<xxxxx@yahoo.com>
LINE: 1175 <- 530 SMTP authentication is required. 
If only he knew a forum of helpers that could help him configure it correctly. 🤣



( Spot the difference from a time it used to work:
Connecting to mail.hmailserver.com:25
LINE: 1034 <- 220 mail.hmailserver.com ESMTP 
# EHLO localhost
LINE: 1383 <- 250-mail.hmailserver.com 
LINE: 1383 <- 250-SIZE 
LINE: 1383 <- 250-STARTTLS 
LINE: 1383 <- 250-AUTH LOGIN 
LINE: 1383 <- 250 HELP 
At least the forum spammers have been absent since August 3rd due to not being able to register and activate.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by martin » 2019-08-11 19:46

Hehe, thanks guys, I'll check this. I did a complete reinstall some week ago and clearly I missed a step :)
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Post by martin » 2019-08-11 19:53

Okay fixed. It worked when I originally tested it because i tested using my own email address which happened to be 'local' on the email server. Should work better now.
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye2 » 2019-08-11 20:59

Test

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mikedibella » 2019-08-11 21:10

Great. I was able to finally activate the original forum account I created with my vanity email. But I'd like to keep the rank and post counts associated with this account.

When I try to change the email address for this account to my vanity email the forum complains "The entered email address is already in use."

it possible to change both the username and email address of this account to the username and associated address for the other account, and then just delete he other account, under which no posts were ever made?

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Post by martin » 2019-08-11 21:30

What was your new empty user account - mdibella? I guess I can just delete that one, and then you can change account name and email address in your settings?
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-11 23:19

mikedibella wrote:
2019-08-11 21:10
Great. I was able to finally activate the original forum account I created with my vanity email. But I'd like to keep the rank and post counts associated with this account.

When I try to change the email address for this account to my vanity email the forum complains "The entered email address is already in use."

it possible to change both the username and email address of this account to the username and associated address for the other account, and then just delete he other account, under which no posts were ever made?
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mikedibella » 2019-08-14 01:43

What was your new empty user account - mdibella? I guess I can just delete that one, and then you can change account name and email address in your settings?
@martin: you can delete the mdibella account now. The email address is now changed on my working account.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by mattg » 2019-08-14 03:46

Have deactivated it (although I can't delete)
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jim.bus » 2019-08-30 03:06

I recently noticed that the Forum did look a little different.

However, for years I've rarely gotten notification emails from the Forum notifying me when a Reply to anything I had myself Replied to or any Replies to any topics I have posted. I once in a great, great while will get a notification email but usually will not get anything. The only way I can usually see if any Replies, etc. are done is to logon to the Forum and look at the Notifications button to see if there are any Notifications indicated. I have always clicked on the links in the Notification Emails to make sure the Notification Emails keep getting sent but to no avail.

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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-30 08:52

jim.bus wrote:
2019-08-30 03:06
I recently noticed that the Forum did look a little different.

However, for years I've rarely gotten notification emails from the Forum notifying me when a Reply to anything I had myself Replied to or any Replies to any topics I have posted. I once in a great, great while will get a notification email but usually will not get anything. The only way I can usually see if any Replies, etc. are done is to logon to the Forum and look at the Notifications button to see if there are any Notifications indicated. I have always clicked on the links in the Notification Emails to make sure the Notification Emails keep getting sent but to no avail.
You will only get emails and notifications if you have subscribed or set to do so. You dont get emails 'just because you once participated' - you may if you have it booked marked or subscribed to it. See your profile settings: USER CONTROL PANEL - Board preferences - Edit Notification Options.
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Re: Forum subscription emails

Post by jim.bus » 2019-08-30 10:56

jimimaseye wrote:
2019-08-30 08:52
jim.bus wrote:
2019-08-30 03:06
I recently noticed that the Forum did look a little different.

However, for years I've rarely gotten notification emails from the Forum notifying me when a Reply to anything I had myself Replied to or any Replies to any topics I have posted. I once in a great, great while will get a notification email but usually will not get anything. The only way I can usually see if any Replies, etc. are done is to logon to the Forum and look at the Notifications button to see if there are any Notifications indicated. I have always clicked on the links in the Notification Emails to make sure the Notification Emails keep getting sent but to no avail.
You will only get emails and notifications if you have subscribed or set to do so. You dont get emails 'just because you once participated' - you may if you have it booked marked or subscribed to it. See your profile settings: USER CONTROL PANEL - Board preferences - Edit Notification Options.
I do not believe that is the problem. I did recently receive a notification perhaps a week or two ago. I also checked where you indicated I should check and all options for Notifications are set for me to be notified. However, I may have just discovered where the problem might be. I was going through my logs just now and I noticed as I have some days ago as well, entries which show where hMailServer.com was sending me emails. I saw the RCPT To Command but I couldn't see where the message actually got delivered. But I saw the message was being sent to me over my MX Backup Email Service Server. So I checked the IP Address against the IP Addresses I specify in Incoming Relays which the help documentation says needs to be specified there so hMailServer will know that the MX Backup Email Server is not the originating server and I found the MX Backup Email Server which was sending me the email for presumably a reply to probably your posting to my Post was being sent to an IP Address which was not in the Incoming Relays of hMailAdmin. I am assuming the MX Backup Email Service I use must have added a new server with a new IP Address. So I have added that IP Address to the Incoming Relays to see if I now get Notifications more consistently.

Although my hMailServer is up mostly 24 x7, the email Notification must have caught a time when it was down for whatever reason. In the logs it looked like the MX Backup Email Server was trying to repeatedly deliver the message to hMailServer which is how I believe the service works which is it will continue to attempt delivery until successful or it reaches its limit of retries. I do not yet know if this is the real fix as I haven't seen a retry yet from the MX Backup Email Server.

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