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04/21/2021 10:51:05 AM (3 years ago)
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  • Ticket #53048, comment 7

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    1 Note that the admin of the website is not necessarily the same as the admin in charge of e-mail. So it is important to get instructions at WordPress installation time or at least technical information. I thought that the WordPress installation was complete after following the instructions, but this actually wasn't the case, and I wasn't aware of that. In the WordPress general settings, there is an admin e-mail address, but it is not used as the default From address, so that this is surprising. One could also expect that the (Unix) login is used for the e-mail address, as this is the default for various tools (so that it should have worked). So, since WordPress uses something specific, it should have documented it.
     1Note that the admin of the website is not necessarily the same as the admin in charge of e-mail. So it is important to get instructions at WordPress installation time or at least technical information. I thought that the WordPress installation was complete after following the instructions, but this actually wasn't the case, and I wasn't aware of that. In the WordPress general settings, there is an admin e-mail address, but it is not used as the default From address, so that this is surprising. One could also expect that the (Unix) login be used for the e-mail address, as this is the default for various tools (so that it should have worked). So, since WordPress uses something specific, it should have documented it.
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    33Note also that there are good reasons to reject non-existing e-mail addresses, e.g. to limit phishing attempts or to detect MUA misconfigurations. Moreover, using wordpress@ is a bad idea because there may be multiple WordPress installations (with different admins) at this domain, and they shouldn't share the same address. Troubleshooting tips available on the web are not satisfactory in general (at least those I've found); they do not replace instructions.