Email notification not working
Hi, I have looked everywhere for the answer to this but can’t find it. Sorry if this has been addressed. I installed BP and it works great except there are no email notifications to anyone. messages can be sent within the site but no one gets notifications sent to their email address.
I am illiterate when it comes to most of this. I am sure it is a very simple answer but I have no idea what to do. Could someone please tell me using English (non geek speak) and talk to me like I am a 2 year old.
I also want to thank ruthlessbookie. That plugin finally did the trick. This problem was driving me nuts.
mmcomber I feel the same way, up until about 2 minutes ago I was going nuts, having spent so much time on this I am eternally grateful to ruthlessbookie as everything works fine.
I am also with Bluehost…was convinced they weren’t the problem and now I am not so sure
I had this same problem with BlueHost… the plugin here….
…completely fixed the issue of no emails being sent once BP was installed.
I had this same problem on one of my Bluehost domains. However, I was a little disturbed because I had 2 other Bluehost domains with BP that worked perfectly fine. In fact, one WPMU and one WP install as well. However, the emails wouldn’t deliver. I almost used the mail from plugin, but decided to redirect the MX record for my “broken” domain first.
So, I redirected the MX (mail record) from Bluehost’s crappy email service to Google Apps free (and fantastic) email service. Once I finished redirecting the MX record from Bluehost to Google Apps I tried the registration again on BP and the email went through with no problems.
Just thought I’d offer another solution for those on Bluehost.
Now I’m interested to see if the single WP install with BP will be a resource hog or if it’s just the WPMU that was/is the resource hog on a shared host like Bluehost.
I am so glad I found this thread
I have 2 seperate hosting accounts both with Bluehost I have pretty much the same WP and BP setup in subdomains on both accounts. 1 setup was working fine and the other would not send tha activation code so I am thinking that maybe this is a problem on SOME but not all bluehost accounts.
anyhow … Thanks Ruthlessbookie for the find!
I “had” the same problem, and mail from may have solved but what I think was really going on is the mail was being sent from “noreply@websitename dot com” Most reputable hosts don’t allow mail to be sent from an account that does not exist. Once I created the account noreply everything worked as it should.
The new reg’s probably worked on the clean basic installs because the server could tell the email wasn’t be relayed, (the server saw it was coming from WP) once you install BP the host didn’t recognize who the mail was coming from.
I have got same damn problem.
And the plugin dont fix it.
My problem with the activation e-mail is that when you click on the link in the e-mail it goes to google page not found listing the URL including the additional code .. however I found that by getting people to copy and paste it into their browser it did work .. not ure what is causing this problem. If it works in the browser why is it not working in the e-mail?
OK, I have a BuddyPress install on my website, which is hosted by BlueHost.
I’m using WP ver 3.0 and BP ver 22.214.171.124.
I have searched all over for the solution to the problem apparently addressed in this thread, but the suggested “Mail From” plugin doesn’t work. I just logged out as Admin, and signed up as a regular user. The site told me my registration is complete, pending my reception of the activation email and subsequent clicking on the link contained.
There was a suggestion in this thread, I think, to go to the Options menu and edit the Registration email configuration, I cannot see any way to do that.
Did you try my solution on Bluehost where you redirect the MX Record to a Google Apps account: https://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/email-notification-not-working/?topic_page=2&num=15#post-50751 That fixed it on Bluehost for me.
Apparently it now does work. Although it took a few hours for my activation email to arrive, it did. But, the sender email address wasn’t the admin email (the one listed as the one from which all activation/notification emails are sent from) it was an weird email from BlueHost. mybluehostusername@box###.bluehost.com.
Should I take this up with Blue Host? Or is something else wrong?
The “Mail From” plugin does indeed work. In the Dashboard I had to go to the Settings menu, in there was listed the “Mail From” plugin. The sender email was a nonexistent account, which was the problem. I changed it to an existing account. I just created a new user account in the website, and the activation email was sent out, immediately. And it worked, too.
wp3 sends new registration password emails without problem on bluehost – simplescripts or manual setup… until buddypress is installed. It then stops.
Problems with such a fundamental part of the software doesnt bode well for buddypress – Im starting to think it was better to just cough up the money to Ning.com and save the stress, grey hairs and months of leisure time likely lost.
Will try the mail from plugin but if other long roundabout fixes are required to send an email friom buddypress its not worth the trouble.
‘Mail from’ plugin does seem to work…at least for single registrations. Not tested ning user importer on larger numbers.
Some emails are being sent with links to buddypress but others – hotmail one, was logged into wordpress profile page…
Thank you so much! I knew something would help… the mailto add on was perfect!
I have a problem with the mail-from plugin- it fixed the email confirmation problem but now whenever someone sends a Private Message it comes “from” the address set by the mail-from (which in our case is my email address- now I am getting all kinds of replies to people’s private messages because they hit Reply without noticing where it was going- this would not happen before because it came from firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Mail From” plugin solved my issue of not getting activation emails when users signed up on my website. A million thanks for the advice!
NOTE: I did the ‘One Click Installation’ and the plugin works fine with this. No need to go through the manual installation as stated by some!
I’m using WP 3.0.1 and BP 126.96.36.199
I have read through these and mail form plugin doesn’t work for me. I have multiple blogs using Godaddy hosting and all work except for http://naturesorganicmarket.com/organicblog
does anyone know how to fix without the plugin
also, is there a way to just take the confirmation email away
I also have the same problem and I’m not hosting on bluehost or godaddy, ‘mail from’ plugin does not seem to fix the issue.
I use the ‘configure SMTP’ plugin for all three wordpress sites on this same hosting accout, all work except for the one where BP is installed. I believe this to be a BP issue since the problem follows BP, not the hosting company which hosts the WP/BP installs.
WP 3.0.1 and BP 188.8.131.52
update: uninstalled ‘configure smtp’ plugin, installed ‘WP-Mail-SMTP’, and ‘mail from’ = success! I hope this helps someone else too!
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