THAT IS NOT A VALID EMAIL ERROR during MAILINABOX INSTALLATION


#1

I am facing …THAT IS NOT A VALID EMAIL error… during mailinabox installation…
How can i fix this to complete the installation successful?


Me@domain.ninja not valid e-mail address
#2

I am too facing this issue with new install of mailinabox. tried with different email address and none doesnt work.


#3

So don’t update then?


#4

The problem being that this is for fresh installs, so it doesn’t have anything to do with upgrading (at least for getin123 and I). I am also having this issue with a fresh install of v0.26. I technically also encountered this problem on a fresh install of v0.25 using the git method of pulling down the code after the fix for the ZPush hash was committed.


#5

A fresh install cannot get past the “email” popup, used a clean ubuntu 14.04 vm

It throws something about env python bad interpreter, i could see “questions” and “management/mailconfig.py” mentioned, it’s hard to see as it’s a flash message between popup screen refresh

tried to dos2unix the mentioned files, but with no success


#6

Same issue with fresh install of 0.26


#7

I’m trying to get past this by installing from an older version. While I seem to get beyond the email step, web server is not working properly after install. After I download the repository I run “git checkout (commit)” and then run setup/start.sh. I am so far not able to get a stable version working. I will try with significantly older one. Has anyone had success by going to an older version?


#8

Also getting this error…


#9

I am getting this error as well…Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Install
Has anyone come up with a solution for it yet?

The error is get is:

setup/questions.sh: management/mailconfig.py: /usr/local/lib/mailinabox/env/bin/python: bad interpreter: No such file or directory


#10

hello everyone,

did anyone get past this error, am facing issue with mail in a box installation ( i keep getting That is not a valid email error )

please help


#11

Thanks all. This will be fixed in the next release.


#12

@JoshData Where can i sign up for notifications of new releases?


#13

After the commit from Saturday I am able to successfully install and use Mailinabox.
On the server I install git and then use the git install method - https://github.com/mail-in-a-box/mailinabox

$ git clone https://github.com/mail-in-a-box/mailinabox
$ cd mailinabox
$ git checkout e7150e3
$ setup/start.sh

This does the trick for me.


#14

GitHub account -> Star the MailInABox Repository.

@DarkenZan


#15

It actually works. Start the installation on V0.20, and then the system upgrades to V0.26

Nice


#16

I’ve posted a new release.

New releases are announced on Twitter and in our Slack channel (when it works).


#17

Unfortunately, setup of v0.26b still always fails on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.5 x64 DigitalOcean VPS with error “That’s not a valid email address.”


#18

I tried installing older versions v0.25 and v0.20 onto two fresh Ubuntu 14.04.5 x64 DigitalOcean VPS’s using the following commands:

$ git clone https://github.com/mail-in-a-box/mailinabox
$ cd mailinabox
$ git checkout 8944cd7
$ setup/start.sh

That failed with the exact same “That’s not a valid email address.” error message. The VPS (Droplet) was again rebuilt from the DO source image, and installation of v0.20 was attempted by running:

$ git clone https://github.com/mail-in-a-box/mailinabox
$ cd mailinabox
$ git checkout 4e4fe90
$ setup/start.sh

The exact same “That’s not a valid email address.” error message was displayed at the exact same step. This seems to indicate that all start.sh scripts are incompatible with the Ubuntu 14.04.5 x64 DigitalOcean source image.


#19

I did a fresh install of v0.26b onto a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.5 x64 DigitalOcean VPS 4 days ago without encountering the “That’s not a valid email address” error message using the curl -s https://mailinabox.email/setup.sh | sudo bash command line. So maybe using git is the culprit?


#20

Installing via git is usually broken, and unsupported. Use Curl method instead :slight_smile: