Past Employees Email receives emails about new domains

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My domain is:*

I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --server --manual --cert-name --preferred-challenges dns -d ‘,*’

It produced this output: Success message, certificate was created.

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.18

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.6

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS

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

So we had a past employee who handled the creation and renewal of Let’s Encrypt certs. He used his one company email address ( during the initial creation of those certificates. He is no longer working here and we have been slowly changing the registered email address for those certs when we see emails coming into his email address. The above certificate though (, * was created in the past two months, I created it and I know that during the registration if I was asked for an email address I would have used our generic account. But we recently received the “Certificates due for renewal” email address to the past employees email address. Not sure how that could happen, I’m hoping I could get some help figuring this out. It’s obviously not a huge deal, but we would rather not have to manually change this every time we create new certs.

Hi @tossman


manage your account with Let's Encrypt:
    register        Create a Let's Encrypt ACME account
    unregister      Deactivate a Let's Encrypt ACME account
    update_account  Update a Let's Encrypt ACME account
  --agree-tos       Agree to the ACME server's Subscriber Agreement
   -m EMAIL         Email address for important account notifications 

then update your account.

Or unregister the account and create a new.


Thanks, I’ll give that a try.

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