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Hi,  I have  a couple of questions about setting up user subscription / pay pal.  (1) I'm receiving an error message "A transaction for the wrong IPN e-mail…" even though the transaction was succesful.  Is this because the paypal e-mail address is in a different domain (i.e: @yahoo.com) then the website?
(2)I would like to set up a user subscription, but I don't want reoccuring payments, I want to have it as a one-time only payment and not a recuring payment. How do I do that?   I'm using the latest version.  Thanks for the info.
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1- you need to ensure the website is configured to use the PayPal accounts primary email address, not a secondary one.

2- there is no feature for this currently.


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Thanks for the quick response.   I will find out from the person I set this up for if this is his primary e-mail address.   As for my question about a one time payment without recurring option… this is really critical for what we're trying to do.  Could you point me in the right direction where I might be able to modify the code to do this?  Without this option we may need to look at an alternative setup for the website. 
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Non recurring should be the default. You can instruct your user to cancel recurring within Paypal control panel. Tell uses until a provision is created they will need to cancel recurring payment.

You may create this provision by going to the merchant area and user Paypal's script generator. Create a script for each product type: recurring/non recurring. Then drop that script in a HTML code container with product. Paypal provides this functionality for any HTML editor which gives you HTML source code access. If there is no calculations needed, you can do all of this without an e-commerce script.


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I confirmed that the paypal account I was using was the primary account - so I'm back to wondering if the problem is because it's a yahoo e-mail account and not in the same domain as the web site?
As for asking users to cancel their recurring payment - I supposed I can do that, but it doesn't make it for a very clean interface…
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I saw a lot of error emails from your site come through, presumably you were doing a lot of testing. This is hard to diagnose, but I'm pretty sure it's not a bug in ocPortal. The thing about the primary address has been an issue in the past, but if PayPal won't verify transactions it's quite hard to tell why. So if you can't work it out yourself you'll probably need a developer to step through it all. One possibility that came to mind was if you have eCommerce test mode on, in which case the ecommerce details must represent a test account rather than a real one. I think this is all the help I can give here I'm afraid.


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Perhaps I have an alternative approach to what I'm trying to do…
Is there a way I can have a member click on a button (i.e. agreeing to a set of terms) and once they click yes they can be added to a different membership group automatically?
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Great question, will also be awaiting the response. That question deserves a new thread.
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