XF 2.2 Email confirmation not coming through

Resolute

Active member
I have someone who registered but the email confirmation never arrived. They are using gmail.

Any idea why?
 

ENF

Well-known member
I have someone who registered but the email confirmation never arrived. They are using gmail.

Any idea why?
Have you setup the relative email signals such as SPF, DKIM, etc? Be sure you ask them to check their spam/junk mail folders.

Aside from that, you should also confirm that the site is able to send mail, basic checks. (and the obvious, is it the right email? Seen lots of typos and flat out wrong addresses entered by users... :rolleyes:)
 

TheGroove

Active member
I'll start by saying email on my site is essentially dead. I have had this issue off and on for over a year, at one point I added DNS entry and posted about it here but it continues to happen, right now I have dozens of users sitting in the "Awaiting email confirmation" state who simply cannot register, all of which are gmail accounts. Not sure what's up with this board and email but I cannot get it to work properly, even with SMTP setup. I would love to know how other larger boards are handling and configuring it to work.
 

Resolute

Active member
Yeah I don’t know what is going on with it either they enter their email correctly and it sent fine for other Gmail users that signed up. I may just disable email confirmation and make it where I have to approve new users.
 

TheGroove

Active member
Yeah I don’t know what is going on with it either they enter their email correctly and it sent fine for other Gmail users that signed up. I may just disable email confirmation and make it where I have to approve new users.
Hadn't even thought of this, configuring it now. Great idea, not an ideal setup but at least people will be able to register.
 

ENF

Well-known member
I'll start by saying email on my site is essentially dead. I have had this issue off and on for over a year, at one point I added DNS entry and posted about it here but it continues to happen, right now I have dozens of users sitting in the "Awaiting email confirmation" state who simply cannot register, all of which are gmail accounts. Not sure what's up with this board and email but I cannot get it to work properly, even with SMTP setup. I would love to know how other larger boards are handling and configuring it to work.
I can assure you Gmail (and others) will work fine, but it takes some finesse as far as how you're sending those emails.

This post is basically a starting point but it takes some time to get things configured correctly. In my opinion:
PTR, DMARC, SPF, DKIM are all first-steps in getting email going on a new domain/site.

Hadn't even thought of this, configuring it now. Great idea, not an ideal setup but at least people will be able to register.
Just be careful if people try and sign up for mail notifications - lots of bounces will affect your domain reputation. (For those you're not validating, I mean...)
 

TheGroove

Active member
I can assure you Gmail (and others) will work fine, but it takes some finesse as far as how you're sending those emails.

This post is basically a starting point but it takes some time to get things configured correctly. In my opinion:
PTR, DMARC, SPF, DKIM are all first-steps in getting email going on a new domain/site.


Just be careful if people try and sign up for mail notifications - lots of bounces will affect your domain reputation. (For those you're not validating, I mean...)
I've signed up with Amazon SES and am going through the confirmation process to get out of the sandbox, which I'm not sure will happen but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying to make my case.
 

Resolute

Active member
I can assure you Gmail (and others) will work fine, but it takes some finesse as far as how you're sending those emails.

This post is basically a starting point but it takes some time to get things configured correctly. In my opinion:
PTR, DMARC, SPF, DKIM are all first-steps in getting email going on a new domain/site.


Just be careful if people try and sign up for mail notifications - lots of bounces will affect your domain reputation. (For those you're not validating, I mean...)
If they sign up for mail notifications will they not get them if we have it set to where new members have to be manually approved when registering?

Also I bought my domain about a week ago. That could be part of the problem right?
 

ENF

Well-known member
If they sign up for mail notifications will they not get them if we have it set to where new members have to be manually approved when registering?
What I meant was that if the emails aren't validated (typos, common errors), they'll create bounce issues. I'm talking about those options they have in their User CP for receiving emails about watched threads, conversation notifications, etc. (Also, system mails like for password resets). If you're manually approving them without email validation, this is where an issue could crop up.

Also I bought my domain about a week ago. That could be part of the problem right?
Well yes and no. Your domain has no reputation and mail services need to be configured correctly to ensure that you're complying with requirements that are set forth by the larger mail handling community. Being new isn't really a problem, but you just need to configure things in a professional manner to ensure smooth operation.

It's also worthwhile to sign-up for those junk mail notification loops/sender management.
i.e. https://sendersupport.olc.protection.outlook.com/pm/Services.aspx#JMRPP & Yahoo Complaint Feedback Loop
(Gmail has a bulk senders form here)
 
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