Email reminders for Certs that don't exist


My question is, how can I see what sites are registered for renewal notifications? The certs for these sites are fine and have months to run, but I am getting renewal notices for these domains saying they expire in 10 days. I’m just trying to make sure the notifications we get are correct and relevant. Thanks :slight_smile:

My domain is:

I ran this command:
sudo certbot certificates

It produced this output:
Found the following certs:
Certificate Name:
Domains: … domains… (private) including these ones…
Expiry Date: 2018-12-08 20:15:50+00:00 (VALID: 50 days)
Certificate Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/
Private Key Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/

My web server is (include version):
Ubuntu 14.04.0 LTS / Apache 2.4.33

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes


Hi @spithers

searching your domain name:;include_subdomains:false;

You see: You have a lot of different certificates created. The one with epiry date 2018-12-08 has 24 domain names.

has only one domain name, valid 2018-10-28 -> ten days, that’s the mail.

But Letsencrypt doesn’t know that you don’t use this certificate, because you use your certificate with 24 domain names.

So ignore the mail.


@JuergenAuer Thanks so much for you quick reply! I wasn’t aware of that url to search for Certs. That explains it all. Great! Thanks again


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