forum notification mails sent to system user

Bug #1628839 reported by Kevin Mueller on 2016-09-29
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

Notifications on new forum comments are sent to the mahara root user (ID=0). This appeared after a Mahara upgrade. The current version is 16.04.3.

Update: The system user in mahara has the default address <email address hidden>. Now that the mahara instance sends out mails to an inexistent address, it would get blacklisted by the networks mail "watchdog". This could turn into a bigger problem for the mahara application, as all mails would get blocked.

To reproduce this problem, change the <email address hidden> email address in the mahara DB to a real address so you receive the mails sent there.

Forum discussion:

summary: - forum notification mails sent to root user
+ forum notification mails sent to system user

This might be related to bug #1603206

Tagged in as "medium" as others still receive forum posts, but root user also gets them. We still need a confirmation of the issue.

Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 17.04.0
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
description: updated

Problem solved! This patch fixes the issue

Changed in mahara:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) wrote :

This problem was fixed by patch 6951 so will mark as committed/done

Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2017-04-27
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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