An administrator does not receive mailing emails. His e-mail address is strictly the same in his contact form and Joomla! user profile. When testing the mailing, CiviCRM creates a new contact with this address. In the test group in which his contact details are displayed, no recipient appears in the mailing draft. If I test with my address, everything works correctly: I receive the test emails and I am the recipient of the test group.

Joomla! 4.4.1 | CiviCRM 5.57.3

  • I am a little confused by the above. can you access the db - if so look for the civicrm_uf_match table which is what should be connecting the User with the Contact.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jan 17 at 1:22
  • I am too! I really don't understand how it is possible.Yes, I can access to civicrm_uf_match table and IDs are like in the contact. The Joomla ID and the CiviCRM ID are matching.
    – Alain Rihs
    Jan 18 at 8:22
  • i don't know joomla - but i would not expect the CMS ID to match the CRM ID in general
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jan 18 at 21:24
  • You're right. What I meant was that the IDs in the civicrm_uf_match table correspond to the respective Joomla and CiviCRM IDs.
    – Alain Rihs
    Jan 20 at 8:37
  • This being the case, we tested again: sending created a new contact. I then merged the both contacts (admin and the new contact) and the problem no longer seems to arise !?!
    – Alain Rihs
    Jan 20 at 8:39

2 Answers 2


This is a long-standing issue, but by sheer chance, I fixed it today: https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/29212

This occurs when you send an email to a contact that has "do not mail", "bulk mail opt out", or "deceased" set. With this patch, those folks simply don't get an email.


Resolution: After sending a test, a contact is created. This contact must then be merged with the J! administrator contact and the problem solved.

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