I just updated my Nextcloud to the latest and greatest (18.0.3 ) and have the side-effect that notifications from the calendar (“User added appointment to calendar”) are being sent again and again.
(ever 30 minutes, even though I’ve set “hourly” in index.php/settings/admin/activity) … but I think I fond the reason for this, cron job is running:
*/15 * * * * php -f /home/nextcloud/cron.php
Do you have a hint for me where this is coming from and what I can do about it?
@tcit no, I don’t have that app installed. The notification are from Nextcloud core, I guess.
It’s the basic Nextcloud Notification,
You get spammed on the WebUI and Desktop Client about appointments that already occurred
That was fine for me so far, but the recurring email-notifications are new since the upgrade.
Any hints what can be done about it?
You could disable email notification about calendar.
Look in your Nextcloud WebUi preferences Panel and notifications
Yes, but I want to have them - once. As notifications “on change”.
Is it a known problem or should I report a bug about this?
You should go there : https://github.com/nextcloud/calendar/issues
I don’t see our problem listed in here, so lets give a try.
Opened a bug in server as required in the description/issue template: https://github.com/nextcloud/server/issues/20286
No reactions to the ticket, yet
Now it gets more stange: I tried to diable all email notifications (disabled as admin in Settings/Activity “Send emial for activities” and also disabled mail notification in user settings) but Nexcloud keeps sending the notifications. And hint where I can look into this?
I traced this a bit and found out that the mails are send by the ''activity" app which collects events in a table called $prefix_activity_mq but appearently the function meant to clean up after mails are sent does not work as expected as there are several event left in that table for which I get the notifications again and again.
Finally I was able to solve this by debuggin and adding a fix to the activity app code: https://github.com/nextcloud/activity/issues/459