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XF 1.5 Registered users don't receive confirmation mail?

#1
Today i promoted my forum for the first time and i received complains they didn't received a confirmation mail. Upon i checked under "Users-> Search for users" and checked the box Awaiting email confirmation. I had 3 pages of new registered users who all needs to confirm.

Users have checked their spambox etc. So i tried it out myself, i found no difficulties at all.

Please advice?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
So i tried it out myself, i found no difficulties at all.
Presumably that means you received the email?

If so, that confirms everything is set up correctly and working.

You can check the server mail log to confirm the status of the other emails.
If they were sent successfully then it's more than likely going to be a spam or possibly blacklist issue.
 
#5
is saying this:

Code:
Feb 29 23:33:33 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<PxwqPfAsrQAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:33:35 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<PxwqPfAsrQAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:35:08 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18059): shadow(ashanti,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:35:08 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashanti,12.160.103.210,<ArLZQvAsKgAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:35:10 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashanti>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<ArLZQvAsKgAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:37:24 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18072): shadow(joel1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:37:24 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<q0jwSvAszwAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:37:26 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<q0jwSvAszwAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:39:31 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18195): shadow(ashely,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:39:31 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashely,12.160.103.210,<sGV6UvAs6gAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:39:33 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashely>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<sGV6UvAs6gAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:41:18 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18238): shadow(joel1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:41:18 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<aDzhWPAs6QAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:41:20 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<aDzhWPAs6QAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:43:53 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18262): shadow(ashia,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:43:53 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashia,12.160.103.210,<zIIiYvAsvAAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:43:55 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashia>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<zIIiYvAsvAAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:45:11 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18281): shadow(joel1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:45:11 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<dDvEZvAsSgAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:45:13 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<dDvEZvAsSgAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:48:16 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18305): shadow(ashleigh,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:48:16 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashleigh,12.160.103.210,<lJvHcfAs0wAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:48:18 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashleigh>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<lJvHcfAs0wAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:49:04 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18305): shadow(joel1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:49:04 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<PVGodPAsCQAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:49:06 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<PVGodPAsCQAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:52:38 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18455): shadow(ashli,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:52:38 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashli,12.160.103.210,<qeRugfAsqgAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:52:40 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashli>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<qeRugfAsqgAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:52:54 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18455): shadow(joel1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:52:54 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(joel1,50.202.230.114,<NhFegvAs4gAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:52:56 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<joel1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<NhFegvAs4gAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:55:31 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18492): shadow(john1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:55:31 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(john1,50.202.230.114,<5oqyi/AsJQAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:55:33 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<john1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<5oqyi/AsJQAyyuZy>
Feb 29 23:57:01 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18499): shadow(ashlie,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Feb 29 23:57:01 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashlie,12.160.103.210,<qq4QkfAs0wAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:57:03 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashlie>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<qq4QkfAs0wAMoGfS>
Feb 29 23:59:26 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18517): shadow(john1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Feb 29 23:59:26 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(john1,50.202.230.114,<5pq/mfAsrQAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Feb 29 23:59:28 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<john1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<5pq/mfAsrQAyyuZy>
Mar  1 00:01:20 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18547): shadow(ashly,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Mar  1 00:01:20 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashly,12.160.103.210,<I1mNoPAsdQAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Mar  1 00:01:22 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashly>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<I1mNoPAsdQAMoGfS>
Mar  1 00:03:22 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18560): shadow(john1,50.202.230.114): unknown user
Mar  1 00:03:22 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(john1,50.202.230.114,<AmPOp/As7wAyyuZy>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Mar  1 00:03:24 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<john1>, method=PLAIN, rip=50.202.230.114, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<AmPOp/As7wAyyuZy>
Mar  1 00:05:43 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth-worker(18573): shadow(ashlyn,12.160.103.210): unknown user
Mar  1 00:05:43 vps1 dovecot[1184]: auth: Error: passwd-file(ashlyn,12.160.103.210,<ec8usPAsRQAMoGfS>): stat(/etc/virtual//passwd) failed: No such file or directory
Mar  1 00:05:45 vps1 dovecot[1184]: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts in 2 secs): user=<ashlyn>, method=PLAIN, rip=12.160.103.210, lip=79.170.94.225, session=<ec8usPAsRQAMoGfS>
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#6
Dovecot is for reading local mailboxes. Your outgoing mail is probably something like Postfix and in /var/log/maillog (or fairly similar).
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#10
Odds are it's the Exim Mainlog you need to be looking at. After that, check out the one that points to /var/log/maillog (System Mail Log).
 

Rob

Well-known member
#11
Are all the bounce backs from the same or similar domains?
I had two weeks of issues with hotmail, live and Outlook domains due to Microsoft not allowing our mail to pass. Since rectified by contacting them.