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Not receiving emails anymore so cannot change settings as admin as TOTP is required


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  • Operating System: Linux
  • Deployment Method: docker
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I had the SMTP settings correctly enabled before but in order to disable the welcome emails users get (despite the setting being switch off) I removed the SMTP settings but unfortunately now my admin account isn’t getting the 2fa codes sent to email when I try to change other settings.

Is there a way I can set the SMTP settings again or disable the 2fa?

By the way, I don’t know why 2fa is enabled for the admin even though I’ve disabled 2fa in the app.

Hi there!

You can overwrite this option by setting some environment variables, such as:

  - OVERWRITE_SETTING_Accounts_TwoFactorAuthentication_Enforce_Password_Fallback=false
  - OVERWRITE_SETTING_Accounts_TwoFactorAuthentication_Enabled=false

You can change almost all configuration using this technique.

You can also change directly from the database, if you know how to do it:

please, let me know if this worked for you.


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Hey thanks for your response!

Unfortunately I ended up just resetting my server by deleting all rocketchat collections

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