Has anybody else had this?
On my installation (220.127.116.11 - asp.net 4.0) some people who have subscribed get the notifications and others do not (although they have in the past). I can see no difference at all in their notification/subscription preferences etc. Its roughly half receiving and half not (out of around 40).
The 'yaf_WatchForum' table is showing a 'LastMail' date/time for everyone as if they've all had the lastest notification, even though some of them have not.
The email addesses for these people are definately correct and the messages are not in their junk mail folder. I have checked at the company firewall outer boundary and they never made it that far (whereas all the other spam was there to see!). It is a staff intranet with membership only through Active Directory and everybody using Microsft Outlook for their mail with the same domain (our company domain) for their email addresses (although the email domain used by YAF and the whole Intranet to send mail is a different domain hosted externally). In short I believe I've ruled out any problems that could have occurred after being successfully sent from Yaf - therefore I don't think they were actually sent. Sending mail manually in another part of the Intranet that uses the same mail.config settings works fine.
Has anybody else had this 'unreliability'? I suspect it may have gone unnoticed because people might never know that they are not receiving emails they haven't had, so no way of discovering the bug.
Can anybody give me any hints for how to debug such an issue?
If it helps, my mail.config setting are...
<smtp deliveryMethod="Network" from="intranet@MYDOMAIN.com">
<network host="mail.MYDOMAIN.com" port="8889" userName="admin@MYDOMAIN.com" password="MYPASSWORD" defaultCredentials="false" />
obviously I've replaced actual with 'MYDOMAIN' and 'MYPASSWORD' here. Could my mail.config settings be approached more effectively?
Please help - at the moment I am being accused of discrimination amongst the staff!
No its definately not a load issue - at the moment about one post a week with about 40 subscribers max.
I would like to be able to pinpoint where the error is happening, because its a possibility that YAF is doing it's work perfectly and my mail provider (aspnethosting.co.uk) is dropping the ball. Can anybody suggest a way to debug the sending of notifications part of YAF if I'm using the compiled version? Can I be sure that no email related exceptions are being thrown without me knowing (eg - a catch block with no action)?