[pmwiki-users] Bug: Multiple emails from wiki engine about recent changes

Kurt Devlin kurt.devlin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 08:30:48 CDT 2006

I had this problem when I had extraneous information or invalid email
addresses in the Site.NotifyList

I tried to make the Site.NotifyList more user friendly and I had some
detailed information on how to enter the information and other references.
The one line that gave me particular problems was:
    :notify:Email address to notify. (*required*)This displayed as the
definition that I wanted it to, but it was also intpretted by the Notify
script as a notification line and tried to send a notification to "email"
using the site defaults. This caused a bounce message to be generated for
each notification and I quickly got a nasty-gram from our internal sysadmins
threatening to pull the plug on our wiki. After some trial and error, I
isolated the issue to the line above. On further investigation, I also
discovered that the notify list is space sensitive. The email address needs
to be right next to the equals sign.

    notify=myemail at mycompany.com will work

    notify= myemail at mycompany.com will generate a notification to an empty
email address, and likely bounce.

I don't recal if it was sensitive to a space befor the equals, but it may
have been. All I can tell you is that there are no spces next to any equals
in my Site.NotifyList. :-)

I hope that helps.


On 8/28/06, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com <christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com>
> Hi
> The days I've been getting multiple emails from the wiki engine about
> changes to pages. (Each email appears eigth times instead of once, and
> they seem to be sent with one to two minutes interval).
> This error has occured now and then since I installed it. Up and until
> this weekend it has worked fine for a month or two, and I haven't touched
> any of the configuration files in between...
> Have other people experienced this?
> Any ideas on how to trobuleshoot this?
> Is there some extra log information I can make the script produce?
> Or something I should look at in particular?
> My guess is that the code that checks if an email has already been sent
> isn't working as it should.
> /Christian
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