I just tested it by letting MediaWiki send me some system information to 
myself which works perfectly.

I checked the logs: - - [05/Sep/2007:12:16:08 
+0200] "POST /index.php?title=Special:Emailuser&target=Kelson&action=submit 
HTTP/1.1" 302 
26 "http://members.wikimedia.ch/Special:Emailuser/Kelson"; "Mozilla/
5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20070725 
Firefox/" - - [05/Sep/2007:12:16:08 
+0200] "GET /index.php?title=Special:Emailuser&target=Kelson&action=success 
HTTP/1.1" 200 
2772 "http://members.wikimedia.ch/Special:Emailuser/Kelson"; "Mozill
a/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20070725 

Since Sep 3rd 03:00 user Kelson just sent a mail just once at Sep 5th 12:16.

Looking this up in the mailserver logfile I can see that MediaWiki didn't send 
any message. The mail function wasn't triggered.

I tested again by letting MediaWiki using the Emailuser page - no mail was 
being created.

It looks like this is a bug of MediaWiki, because on the same servers there a 
lot of mails being sent all days (by webshops etc.) which I can see in the 
I also realized that there's something wrong in Special:Emailusers because 
sending the mail takes no time. The page normally waits with loading until 
the mail is sent in realtime. You normally notice this with a small delay (~1 

Manuel Schneider

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