I have a category with post by email enabled and with the Accept emails from anonymous users with no accounts box checked, yet when non users try to post by emailing the appropriate address they get an error email in repose, and their message is not posted.
We’re sorry, but your email message to [“email@example.com”] (titled test message) didn’t work.
Your account does not have the privileges to post new topics in that
category. If you believe this is in error, contact a staff member.
Warnings in the logs contain:
Email can not be processed: can_create? failed
full email headers blah blah blah
from a non user
This worked fine until about two weeks ago. I don’t know when exactly when it stopped working because we don’t get many non-user posts by email, but after two weeks of nothing I decided to test things and discovered the problem.