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Email notification of comments stopped working (54 posts)

  1. scottorama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    bump

    I'm going to bump this yet again as it seems to be still present in WP 2.0 and now 2.0.1.

    I have WP 2.0 and the e-mailed new comment notification DID work for the first couple of week, but the mysteriously stopped.

    I wondered if it might have something to do with the SpamKarma 2.1 plug-in so I've e-mailed the creator Dave, and he is checking into it. I doubt though that it is related to the SK2 plug-in though.

    I'm at a loss. I really miss this functionality. Where are all the really smart people who can fix these things (god knows I'm not one of them!)?!?

  2. despacho
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i dont use spam karma, but i have the same issue :(

  3. Curry
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found this thread because my site stopped sending emails 2 days ago when I upgraded from 1.5.2 to 2.0.1, and just as I registered I got an email from a fresh comment. Stupid thing is I didn't get one from the comment made right after that.

    No spam plugins and I checked my mailserver, they never arrived at their final destination. So WordPress did simply stop sending (most of) them.

  4. kashou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue and I do have SK2.2r2 installed. Any progress on this?

  5. Aneesah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And I thought I was the only one! O_o Any sort of e-mail notification has stopped. Have yet to upgrade to 2.0.1, but will do that right now to see if it solves anything.

  6. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had this same problem as well before, but it was my host's fault. They were doing things to their sever and upgraded some stuff, and told us all to get rid of free "email" scripts.. because of the spammers were attacking hardcore then..

    But, I have removed them free email scripts, and I'm just using WP 2.0.1 and Spam Karma and such, and haven't had any problems with it. :/ I'm getting all the notifications from replies to comments and even through my contact pages..

    So this is all weird, if you have your email connection settings right in the Blog control panel under:

    Options => Writing =>

    And have your email server, username and password right, it should be fine.. :/ Like I said, I did have a problem with it before, but it was my host's fault. Then, after they did what they did to their server, it was fine.. So I dunno for sure.. :/

    spencerp

  7. kashou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am using GoDaddy as my hosting provider and I would ver strange if they decided to change their email policy the same day that I upgraded to 2.0.1. Also, I don't see how the "writing-by-email" settings have any effect on comment notification emails.

  8. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    kashou, not to be ignorant towards you, because of course you haven't done anything wrong. =) Some hosts are and can be pricks, limiting ppls for certain features and or the ability to do certain things. =(

    I had shitty ass hosts before, that only allowed so much stuff to be done on their servers and that's it. It also depends on what's allowed on their servers.. Some are quite picky...others are free going...it's hard to tell sometimes.. The "writing by email" might be considered a "spam" issue or even a possible "security" risk to the host.. it's hard to tell...

    But, maybe just ask them, and or, shove them up a horse's ass and find a new one lol!!

    spencerp

  9. fooddude
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Kashou - I'm using GoDaddy without any problems. Make sure you have your account set up properly in the GoDaddy account manager. There are some email setting in the panel.

  10. kashou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    fooddude - Are you referring to the 'Form Mail' options? I wasn't aware that WP used this type of server based script. The strange thing is that my emailing worked right up to when I upgraded to 2.0.1

  11. carnold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I too have this problem. Will not send comments, contact form or user registration emails. This has never worked in WP 2.0 for me. Funny thing is, i have gallery2 installed and this uses the mail(), i think, to send email and it DOES send email. I have downloaded and activated the WP-mailer plugin and set it to use smtp, no emails of any sort. Set it back to use the mailer(), no emails of any sort. I run my own mail server and firewall ports are open and i can see all port 25 traffic, checked all mailserver logs, never see anything when using WP 2.0. Sendmail IS installed on this server, /usr/sbin/sendmail and phpinfo shows it there. PHP.ini file is working as gallery2 sends emails. Anyone offer any help?

  12. Aneesah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    An update on my part; upgraded on 2.0.1, still no e-mail notifications, asked my host -- I'm the only hostee with this problem.

    Hmph.

  13. cricket518
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i'm having a very similar problem, comment notifications stopped for no apparent reason, however contact form emails, database updates, and every other frickin' thing it can email me comes through. just not comments.

    i tried every theme i have installed, i disabled all of my plugins, contacted my host, no dice.

    i'm hosted on godaddy as well, running wp 2.0.1.... :(

  14. allen074
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    for me it seems like comments numbering jumped from 2xxx to 7xxx and now when someone posts who is not logged in, the moderation email to me has all fields blank. When I uncheck the "commentor must have a comment" checkbox, it works fine.

    i wonder how many comments i have lost because of this :(

  15. kashou
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For no reason that I can determine, my emails are working again. I will have to assume that this is all because of something that GoDaddy did....

  16. scottorama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, an update of Spam Karma 2 by the developer fixed the problem for me. (Knock on wood.)

  17. artwalk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From 2.01, I've upgraded to 2.02 and still my email notification isn't working. Does anyone know how I can solve this?

  18. cinderzilla
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue and I am using WP 2.02 but have been for a while now. Not a new upgrade, but my comments stopped working today.

  19. yidaho
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same here - no comment notification emails running 2.0.1. :(

  20. hlwt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In the past 24 hours this has also happened to me. Comment notification doesn't work, contact forum messages no longer work and if I use the word press database backup plugin it no longer emails me the file. I'm using 2.0.2 and haven't changed anything on my end in weeks.

    Has anyone come up with a solution? Thanks in advance!

  21. hlwt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    bump

  22. shawnmcf
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just solved a similar issue. However I upgraded from 1.5 to 2.02 and changed hosts in the same day. The problem was caused by a server level setting on the new host.

    I host on my own VPS (Virtual Private Server). If you host with a hosting service, the information below may help to tell them what they need to do.

    The mail application is on the server is exim. The file /var/log/exim_paniclog provided the clue with the text:

    1FVf4s-0007O0-R5 failed to expand condition "${perl{checkspam}}" for literal router: Mail sent by user nobody, UID 99, being discarded due to sender restrictions in WHM->Tweak Settings at /etc/exim.pl line 394.

    The clue was WHM->Tweak Settings. The reference is to the Cpanel Web Hosting Manager tool which controls server-wide configuration that impacsa multiple hosts. On the Tweak Settings page, in the mail section, there's an option that reads:

    Prevent the user 'nobody' from sending out mail to remote addresses (php and cgi scripts generally run as nobody if you are not using phpsuexec and suexec respectively.)

    I unchecked the box and everything worked.

  23. kelet
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I haven't found @mail() or any emali notify related function in the functions.php ,so does there still exist this notify function in wordpress2.0?

  24. dlature
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Does anybody answer these questions anymore? I am having email notify problems. I cannot find where WordPress stores the outgoing server to use to send mail. Where is it? Someone please answer.

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