This seems like a simple thing, but I can't figure it out.
When students post to a forum out goes a notification to everyone. That e-mail shows up as coming from the sender me (teacher/admin). This is getting confusing for the students since when other students add a comment to a thread, it goes to everyone and looks like the e-mail is coming from me so they assume that it is my comment. (Even though in the body of the message it says by A. Student or whatever.)
What I would like to do is have the e-mail sender show up like, "From Admin" or "From Moodle" or "From EMEN5900 Forums" or something like that. I can't figure out where Moodle is getting the "From" sender address for forum notifications. I did change the "noreply" address but that isn't it.
Any help? Thanks in advance!!
Interesting twist to the problem...recent student posts result in forum notification e-mails being listed as being sent by them, not by me.
Any advice on how I could change this though is still welcome!
I'm having an issue since I switched webhosts (we're using HostMonster now). The emails sent out from the forums are always sent by the Admin's email address no matter how I change any of the settings you have outlined. We're up-to-date with the latest 1.93 stable? This is mind boggling...anybody have some ideas?
I'm thinking it must be a hosting issue, but what?
So the forum notifications are going out under my name (I am teacher and admin).
- Site Administration -> Server -> Email -> noreply address is set to email@example.com
- Site Administration -> Modules -> Activities -> Forum -> forum_replytouser is set to yes
- and then if a user sets a "No" for Email visibility in their profile,
I won't know until probably next week if my change in the noreply fixed the problem.
Steven did the changes to noreply work ? We are having a similar problem but for your item (3) the user profiles are all set to 'yes' for email visibility ... also the because of the changed address and the subject line in the forum email being blank the internal mail server filtering system detects it as spam...
I have a very similar problem to the original poster. We changed our domain, and I'm trying to find out how to change the noreply email accordingly. I see the existing information written in 2009 was for an earlier Moodle version. We have 2.3 installed, so there is no such thing as "Site Administration -> Server -> Email." Does anyone know where the server's email domain is set in version 2.3?
Nevermind, I figured it out: It's under Plugins | Message Outputs. I forgot that "when in doubt, look under plugins."
I don't know what to do after making sure all my settings are correct. Is this a hosting issue somehow? or is this a bug? Someone please answer so I can get this narrowed down. Are the forum email features working correctly for everyone else? (i.e. noreply feature, from the user that posts, or from the admin email). Having the forum email come from my address is kind of a nightmare. Students inevitably simply reply and then I get their email...real hassle.
I know this discussion is old, but I am facing similar problems currently. So I am going to use this one instead of starting a new discussion.
Can anyone explain, please, how I can influence the sender-adresse of the notifications generated by moodle?
Yesterday I thought I would have found out, that moodle always uses the primary admin's adress. So I have
- Created a new primary admin, but sender adress stays the same
- Changed the address of "old" admin, but sender address stays the same
- Looked for side effects by searching for any user having that email-adress assigned, but there is none
So actually moodle is sending emails from an address, that is not assigned to any user at all. Also I have checked the system settings like alias, canonicals, etc., but there is no hint.
Can anyone explain, please, what I am missing?
Best regards and many thanks in advance, Michael