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Not a bug Email bounce system working even when mail disabled on config.php


Well-known member
Got the following error logged even when I have "$config['enableMail'] = 'false';" this on my config.php at my local installation:

Server Error Log
Error Info
Zend_Mail_Protocol_Exception: cannot connect to host; error = Permission denied (errno = 13 ) - library/Zend/Mail/Protocol/Pop3.php:109
Generated By: Unknown Account, hace 8 minutos
Stack Trace

#0 /var/www/html/mysite/library/Zend/Mail/Storage/Pop3.php(190): Zend_Mail_Protocol_Pop3->connect('pop.gmail.com', 995, 'SSL')
#1 /var/www/html/mysite/library/XenForo/Model/EmailBounce.php(288): Zend_Mail_Storage_Pop3->__construct(Array)
#2 /var/www/html/mysite/library/XenForo/Deferred/EmailBounce.php(19): XenForo_Model_EmailBounce->openBounceHandlerConnection()
#3 /var/www/html/mysite/library/XenForo/Model/Deferred.php(256): XenForo_Deferred_EmailBounce->execute(Array, Array, 7.9999990463257, '')
#4 /var/www/html/mysite/library/XenForo/Model/Deferred.php(390): XenForo_Model_Deferred->runDeferred(Array, 7.9999990463257, '', false)
#5 /var/www/html/mysite/library/XenForo/Model/Deferred.php(335): XenForo_Model_Deferred->_runInternal(Array, NULL, '', false)
#6 /var/www/html/mysite/deferred.php(23): XenForo_Model_Deferred->run(false)
#7 {main}

Request State

array(3) {
  ["url"] => string(35) ""
  ["_GET"] => array(0) {
  ["_POST"] => array(3) {
    ["_xfRequestUri"] => string(4) "/mysite/"
    ["_xfNoRedirect"] => string(1) "1"
    ["_xfResponseType"] => string(4) "json"


Well-known member
Even after fixing that the email bounce system is still generating those error logs!

Isn't supposed that $config['enableMail'] = false should disable everything related to the XenForo mail system?


XenForo developer
Staff member
No. It disables sending via the mail helper class only. Bounce parsing is unrelated.