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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: Fwd: [AOO-Templates]
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:23:09 GMT
There's a thread titled "templates/ outbound mail" on
the private@ list last year which has a lot of details.  I don't think much has
changed since then.

In summary, SourceForge web hosting in general stopped supporting sending
outbound mail many years ago.  But we set up an exception for AOOT/E sites to
send mail through a Sparkpost service account.  Then last year Sparkpost
disabled the account due to a high bounce rate of the emails (a common practice
in email service providers, so that their reputation and other users are not

We may want to go back to the private thread, if thats ok since there's various
backend configuration and settings involved.  If so, please CC me as I am not
subscribed to the private list.

On 2/3/20 5:12 PM, Peter Kovacs wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Do you know why the template site can not send any emails?
> What needs to be done to fix this? Thanks.
> all the Best
> Peter
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: [AOO-Templates]
> Date: 	Mon, 3 Feb 2020 22:35:18 +0100
> From: 	Andrea Pescetti <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Peter Kovacs wrote:
>> Now I hope that the people who can fix it become aware and we might
>> change the mailing list so users write to the right address from the start.
> The users list is the standard support list for users, so it's normal to direct
> people here (I've moved dev to BCC).
>> On 03.02.20 14:29, Richard wrote:
>> Unable to send e-mail. Contact the site administrator if the problem persists.
> This is a known issue. We can't do anything about this. Sourceforge modified
> something in their infrastructure long ago and the Templates and Extensions
> sites haven't been able to send out mails any longer since then. This needs to
> be fixed on their side.
> Still, it makes sense to list the users list as contact as we still can do
> something (e.g., remove spam comments, or reset a password).
> I've e-mailed Richard a new password as a workaround so that he can login and
> pick a new one. This should solve this instance, but the server issue remains open.
> Regards,
> Andrea.
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