Expiration e-mails, but a valid certificate

My domain is: za-net.eu; zockerarmy.eu

I ran this command: certbot renew

It produced this output: Cert not yet due for renewal

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.38-3+deb10u3

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian GNU/Linux 10 Buster

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: mc-host24.de

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): Certbot 0.31.0

I got six e-mails from expiry@letsencrypt.org and one from staging-expiry@letsencrypt.org. They say the following: Your certificate (or certificates) for the names listed below will expire in 19 days (on 29 Jun 20 14:04 +0000). Please make sure to renew your certificate before then, or visitors to your website will encounter errors.


My browsers and certbot tell me, that the certificate is valid until 2 Sep 2020. (Would like to share screenshots, but sadly that isn’t possible…)

4 days ago, I ran the command certbot --cert-name za-net.eu -d za-net.eu,zockerarmy.eu,datadownload.za-net.eu,www.za-net.eu,www.zockerarmy.eu to remove the domain zockerarmyserver.de and every subdomain, because I don’t own it anymore. Certbot removed zockerarmyserver.de and every subdomain and renewed the certificate successfully. Then I got these e-mails from LetsEncrypt, which totally confused me.

Can anyone tell me: Why do I get e-mails, if the certificate is valid??

Greetings from germany,

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Hello @mariusHSK05

As your certificate expires if I’m not mistaken on June 30, 2020, you will no longer get notifications regarding that domain. You can ignore the email.


Hello @Rip

I’ll ignore the e-mails. Thank you very much for your reply.



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