Update Emails only send out when you're not logged in as admin from the registration form.

No errors received in dev mode, user created, but no activation email sent. Definitely not getting passed to Mandrill as Little Snitch checks outgoing connections.

  • The weird thing is, user activation from the admin does send an activation email.
  • Verify email addresses? in system > users is selected.

It should send an activation email out, right? Or are you supposed to activate every new user via admin?

  • You're connecting to Mandrill through SMTP under Settings->Email in the control panel?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 20:22
  • Yes, SMTP authentication selected and Mandrill username (email) and password (API key) same as their docs — as I've said user > settings > send activation email works as expected.
    – Rob
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 13:53
  • If you check under Users in the control panel, is the user being created?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 16:24
  • D'oh! I don't know why I didn't realise my mistake earlier — I've been trying to create an account when logged in as admin. No wonder :(
    – Rob
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 16:35

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Emails only send out when you're not logged in as admin from the front-end registration form.

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