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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-79687

Unusual behavior of e-mail sending on larger instances

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    • Bug
    • Resolution: Not a bug
    • Major
    • None
    • 4.1.6, 4.2.3
    • Messages
    • None
    • MOODLE_401_STABLE, MOODLE_402_STABLE

    Description

      Hey there!

      We have noticed an unusual (and quite often spam-like) behavior of Moodle's way of sending e-mails. Mainly, two issues are in mind:

      • Moodle seems to ignore if it has already created a connection to SMTP server, and creates a new one for each e-mail (as discussed here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-68138)
      • Moodle also seems to not care about how many e-mails it is sending at what rate. Big instances can send hundereds of e-mails per seconds and this can be (and often really is) considered as spam (and these e-mails are just thrown away by the mailserver).

      I would like to ask if there has been any thought to revisit the code regarding e-mail sending to be better suited for bigger Moodle instances. Many teachers complained that our students are not receiving e-mails (regarding e.g. Forum posts).

      If such a basic functionality like receiving e-mails from a system is not reliable, I would consider this as a major flaw in design, and would rush to fix this ASAP.

      Jarý Miroslav
      CTU FEE in Prague

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