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Re: WordPress 3.0 + Buddypress — User Creation Problems?

I have noticed this problem too.

A fresh setup …5min WordPress install, add BuddyPress Plugin etc etc…

I can not yet confirm if it only occurs for hotmail users (yuck) and it needs more testing!

But here are some obscured excerpts from my mail logs…

Node1 webserver and BuddyPress:
`Oct 19 13:02:42 node1 postfix/smtp[23717]: D67EA2802A: to=, relay=192.168.###.###[192.168.###.###]:25, delay=40, delays=0.33/0.01/0.05/40, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 5967C292C1)`

Relayed to my Mail Server at Node2:
`Oct 19 13:02:43 node2 postfix/smtp[27458]: F2173292C4: to=,[]:25, delay=0.23, delays=0.01/0.02/0.08/0.12, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 Queued mail for delivery)`

I have a pretty good knowledge of Linux and webservices, but this indicates the mail was sent to hotmail… but the user in question never received it – not even in their spam box.

My servers even have a correct SPF text record in the DNS but so far it seems all the hotmail sign ups are not being seen by the end user.

I can only guess that st00pid Microsoft’s hotmail is sending them into a black hole – perhaps they have got fussy about the confirmation link or something?

Even though it would seem it is not a BuddyPress problem, perhaps some tests should be done to find out why this happens (to be honest, I hate hotmail – but a lot of people use it).

If it is something todo with the confirmation link, then maybe there is some kind of work around?

It will be interesting to hear peoples thoughts on this!

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