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Bug in email address confirmation?

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I clicked "send confirmation  email" and got the following error:

Question2Answer fatal error:

Could not send email confirmation

Stack trace:

require() in index.php:31
require() in qa-index.php:175
qa_get_request_content() in qa-page.php:801
qa_call_override() in qa-page.php:198
qa_call() in qa-base.php:579
qa_get_request_content_override_1_in_qa_cv_overrides_php() in qa-base.php:532
qa_get_request_content_base() in qa-base.php(510) : eval()'d code:9
qa_call() in qa-base.php(577) : eval()'d code:1
qa_get_request_content() in qa-base.php:532
require() in qa-page.php:207
qa_send_new_confirm() in qa-page-confirm.php:54

asked Mar 31, 2014 in Bug by Heterotic (515 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Apr 1, 2014 by dimension10

Thanks for reporting this bug. I think it used work till recently (I remember other users having confirmed their emails). Have no idea what happened. Will try to reproduce this bug.   

Bug reproduced.   

It is difficult to find the reason for this bug. Could it be that the used email address existed already on another account? Maybe the bug is produced similar to this one. I will implement the *temporary solution" of Waterfr Villa as soon as possible to get at least a readable error message.

@polarkernel Have you seen this : http://www.question2answer.org/qa/14046/could-not-send-reset-password-email?show=17991#a17991 ? There are some changes needed to be done in the host's control panel, which only you can access. 

I re-tested this, and it seems that polarkernel has fixed this! Though it is not so that the email exists on another account, as I had tried this with a new test email and account yesterday and reproduced the bug.  

So I will now mark this as status-completed. 

Could you try confirming your email address again, Heterotic? It should work, as it worked for my test bot.  

@dimension10 I am not confirmed that the bug was triggered by an email bug. All the time the site is up now, we had never an issue with the local mail. Also, the bug discussed here ends with the function qa_send_new_confirm(), while the example in your link dies in another function. I don't like to change the system immediately before going online. However, if we encounter this issue again somewhere, I will do it.

@Heterotic Have you now been able to confirm your email?

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