Noob user confirmation email question
  • Hi I've been developing a website for the first time using newscoop. Apart from a handful of very simple cover pages, I'm learning CSS and HTML alongside newscoop while I'm at it.

    I have a question regarding user registration and the confirmation email.
    I have successfully installed a satellite postfix installation on the newscoop host server, and have it performing authenticated relay through my exchange server :

    Mar 10 15:48:40 newscoop2 postfix/pickup[1012]: C3CF012024F: uid=33 from=<www-data>
    Mar 10 15:48:40 newscoop2 postfix/cleanup[1428]: C3CF012024F: message-id=<20130310054840.C3CF012024F@newscoop2.mydomain.local>
    Mar 10 15:48:40 newscoop2 postfix/qmgr[1014]: C3CF012024F: from=<>, size=707, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Mar 10 15:48:41 newscoop2 postfix/smtp[1430]: C3CF012024F: to=<>, relay=exchange.mydomain.local[concealed-IP]:587, delay=0.71, delays=0.08/0.28/0.15/0.21, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20130310054840.C3CF012024F@newscoop2.mydomain.local> Queued mail for delivery)
    Mar 10 15:48:41 newscoop2 postfix/qmgr[1014]: C3CF012024F: removed

    I then used the /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini option mail.force_extra_parameters =

    Mar 10 15:50:43 newscoop2 postfix/pickup[1012]: 8738412024F: uid=33 from=<>
    Mar 10 15:50:43 newscoop2 postfix/cleanup[1525]: 8738412024F: message-id=<20130310055043.8738412024F@newscoop2.mydomain.local>
    Mar 10 15:50:43 newscoop2 postfix/qmgr[1014]: 8738412024F: from=<>, size=707, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Mar 10 15:50:44 newscoop2 postfix/smtp[1527]: 8738412024F: to=<>, relay=exchange.mydomain.local[concealed-IP]:587, delay=0.5, delays=0.04/0.02/0.21/0.23, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20130310055043.8738412024F@newscoop2.mydomain.local> Queued mail for delivery)
    Mar 10 15:50:44 newscoop2 postfix/qmgr[1014]: 8738412024F: removed

    When the mail arrives at the recipients mailbox, it appears to have come from
    Which strikes me as a probable problem for spam detection, and confirmation emails likely to go to junk mail.

    My newscoop system preferences lists the from email address as

    Why doesn't the confirmation email have as the sender address, and how can I correct this behaviour?


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  • Hosted on ubuntu server 10.04.4 LTS x64
  • Newscoop version = 4.10-1
    Hacking at/with the Rockstar theme.
  • Can you use a newest Ubuntu? I tested on Ubuntu 12.04 with Newscoop 4.1.0 and all was OK for me.
  • Hi James,

    You are right, Newscoop is not making use of that setting in System Preferences (as it should). Rather the setting is done via the application/config/application-ini.dist configuration file.

    However, please do not edit directly that file. You should create application/config/application-ini and add the following lines:

    email.from = "" = ""

    email.from = "" = ""

    and set the addresses to your pleasure, after saving Newscoop will use those.

    Hope this helps.

    All Best,
  • Thanks - working now...


    email.from = "" = ""

    email.from = "" = ""