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Item2196: Email errors not handled well during registration

Priority: CurrentState: AppliesTo: Component: WaitingFor:
Normal Closed Engine FoswikiNet, FoswikiUIRegister  
After registration I got this page:

Attention

Thank you for registering

  • Your personal Foswiki topic has been created
    (Suggestion: How about uploading your picture to your topic?)
  • You are also listed in the topic
Warning: Could not send confirmation email

ERROR: Can't send mail using Net::SMTP. <arthur@visiblearea.com>: Recipient address rejected: Access denied Too many failures sending mail

So where is my link to my topic? And how to get out of here otherwise?

Do I get this result because registration actually failed (no entry in htpasswd, but user page created)? But the feedback doesn't tell me so.

When I remove all SMTP data from configure, I get this error:
Mail could not be sent - please ask your %WIKIWEBMASTER% to look at the Foswiki warning log. Too many failures sending mail 
Note the unexpanded WIKIWEBMASTER. O my...

-- ArthurClemens - 01 Oct 2009

The link to the Foswiki user topic is now present. The semi-completed registration has several open tasks documenting the issue. Changing the Summary to be more in line with the issue.

Note that on Release11 branch, the email failure message exposes a bit too much information, dumping out the full path of the perl module.

Emailing Blah Blah <a@example.com> - ERROR: Exit code 65536 (256) from Foswiki::cfg{MailProgram} at /var/www/foswiki/trunk/core/lib/Foswiki/Net.pm line 422. Too many failures sending mail 

-- GeorgeClark - 22 Mar 2011

ItemTemplate edit

Summary Email errors not handled well during registration
ReportedBy ArthurClemens
Codebase 1.1.4, 1.1.3, 1.1.3 beta1, trunk
SVN Range Foswiki-1.0.7, Sun, 20 Sep 2009, build 5061
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiNet, FoswikiUIRegister
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor
Checkins distro:facec089504d distro:286f3dabe43b distro:bc6c66e15e81 distro:ec6da40cb4b7
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.1.5
CheckinsOnBranches Release01x01 trunk
trunkCheckins distro:facec089504d distro:bc6c66e15e81
Release01x01Checkins distro:286f3dabe43b distro:ec6da40cb4b7
Topic revision: r12 - 11 Apr 2012, GeorgeClark
 
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