I had this potential bug come up twice so far.
A user registers for my forum (which is private and invite only), gets the activation email, activates their account, logs in, posts for a while, and then takes a break for a few weeks.
When they try to login again, they get an error message like this:
You can’t log in yet. We previously sent an activation email to you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the instructions in that email to activate your account.
At this point they’re stuck. They can’t login. Reactivating via the previously sent activation email that they’ve already used doesn’t work. And if I go to their user page, it shows that their account is already approved. If I manually deactivate and reactivate it, that doesn’t let them login either.
This has happened to two different users on our forums so far. Once they’re frozen out, the problem occurs across different browsers and devices, so it doesn’t appear to be a caching issue. We also ruled out any sort of ad blocker. Seems like a potential bug to me.
Otherwise how do I restore these accounts to active status, so these members can login again? Both are still being prevented from logging in. I’d prefer not to make them new accounts since they’ve already set up profiles and posted under the old accounts.
This is with version v1.9.0.beta4 +52 from a few days ago. But it started happening a few weeks earlier.