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Cpanel Stopped work says it is not licensed anymore but it is as well email doesn't work now

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  • Andrew Nemeth
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    Have you asked your hosting company about this? You can login via SSH as root and force the license check from there:

    /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt

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  • James Blanchette

    Yes I have and they are working on it but it still does not solve my email issue

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  • Andrew Nemeth
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    James,

    Look at this:

    https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/7284279950999-What-happens-to-my-server-when-the-cPanel-license-is-expired-or-cancelled

    You won't be able to use webmail until the license is sorted.

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  • James Blanchette

    Regular services like Web and Email will continue functioning when the cPanel license expires. Websites continue to load, and incoming mail will continue to be received.  that is Not true

    both Exim and Dovecot are using cpanel

     

    # Password and user databases
    ##

    passdb {
      driver = dict
      args = /usr/local/cpanel/etc/dovecot/cpauthd-dict.conf
      result_internalfail = continue
      result_failure = return-fail
    }

     

    userdb {
       driver = prefetch
    }
    userdb {
      driver = dict
      args = /usr/local/cpanel/etc/dovecot/cpauthd-dict.conf
    }

     

    that is from the dovecot config

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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    The email is still coming into the server, we just suspend the user authentication so you aren't able to access it.  That is what the third bullet point explains in that article:

    "The WHM, cPanel, and Webmail interfaces will not accept logins, limiting access to administrative functions."

    Since your license was purchased through the Partner and not us directly, only they would be able to help with this issue.

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  • James Blanchette

    Can Cpanel get anymore misleading?. You Can not uninstall it and they hold your email as hostage so really not sure if that should be part of a class action suit or not. Yes my provider screwed up by not ensuring that I was licensed until the end of my contract with them however Cpanel themselves take the blame for costing me money in lost revenue for basically saying my email will still work when I can't access it because of them.

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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    Since you mentioned potential legal action, I have to lock this thread.  I already pointed out the documentation saying what happens with email when a license expires.

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