I’m currently running 1.1.0.beta7 (latest) with a default Docker based install. I have “allow new registrations” as well as “must approve users” enabled. I also have Google and Facebook logins configured if it matters.
New user registrations appear to be working with the following caveat. At the end of the process they get the message:
You’re almost done! We sent an activation mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the instructions in the email to activate your account.
But the activation email seems to be blocked until a moderator/admin approves the account.
On the one hand, part of me thinks the email verification shouldn’t depend on account approval. Though I can see circumstances where this might prevent spam. But if this is the case, the user should be getting a different message at the end of the registration indicating that their account must be approved first.
I was reading some other posts that made it seem like this is how things worked at some point and perhaps this is a regression? Or perhaps I just missed a setting somewhere?