I’ve read over this topic here and the issue I’m having is really similar to what’s going on in here:
Except the fact that verification emails aren’t being sent period - whether it’s a new member or an existing one. It looks like in this topic emails were being sent to some degree.
I already had an existing test account on my forums (I’m not the owner of the forums, just one made an admin) just to test things out we’re having problems with. This test account had already been verified some 2 years ago. I clicked the “Deactivate Account” button within my test account’s admin page, which has “A deactivated user must re-validate their email.”, but an email was never received.
So here’s what I did:
I saw in that topic I posted above that there’s an option in the Login tab where staff must approve all new user accounts, so I checked that box. I just created another brand new test account and after clicking the “Create New Account” button, it brings me to another page saying “We cannot detect if your account was created, please ensure you have cookies enabled.” I went to the new users tab in the settings, and the account was there in gray lettering (meaning it’s not activated). I clicked on the name of the new account I made and clicked the “Activate Account” button within the account’s admin page and it activated it. I then get a notification saying I need to review and approve the account I just activated. I clicked “Approve User.” I then go back to the new users tab and the username is now blue, meaning it’s activated and ready to go.
An email was never sent during this whole process.
I look through the latest new members and the last 37 accounts made on the forums have a gray username, or haven’t been activated.
I’ve not touched a setting to make it do this. The only thing I can think of was that some update that I performed may have caused this to happen.
I mean, I and the other moderators on the forums can manually activate and approve all the users, but it’s supposed to be… not automatic, but doesn’t need to involve forum staff.
Has something changed recently that’s making it this way, or is there something in the settings I need to change or fix? I searched everywhere in the settings and couldn’t find anything. 2.4.0.beta7 is what’s installed right now.