Why do i receive so many renewal notices?

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My domain is: bluebanana.ca

My web server is (include version): Windows

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: LiquidWeb

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

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Hello, I’m curious why do I receive so many renewal notices? I thought Let’sEncrypt renewed automatically except for the wildcard type.

Thank you, Randy

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who sends these messages? Letsencrypt or your Plesk?



They are from Let’s Encrypt. Below is an example:

Your certificate (or certificates) for the names listed below will expire in 10 days (on 20 Jan 20 20:32 +0000). Please make sure to renew your certificate before then, or visitors to your website will encounter errors.

We recommend renewing certificates automatically when they have a third of their
total lifetime left. For Let’s Encrypt’s current 90-day certificates, that means
renewing 30 days before expiration. See
https://letsencrypt.org/docs/integration-guide/ for details.


The Let’s Encrypt Team

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There is no problem visible if you know the content of the "Expiration Emails" - document. Checked one domain - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=gulliverbuilt.ca#ct-logs

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2020-01-14 2020-04-13 gulliverbuilt.ca, www.gulliverbuilt.ca
2 entries duplicate nr. 1
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2020-01-07 2020-04-06 *.gulliverbuilt.ca, gulliverbuilt.ca
2 entries
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-11-08 2020-02-06 *.gulliverbuilt.ca, gulliverbuilt.ca
2 entries
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-10-22 2020-01-20 gulliverbuilt.ca, www.gulliverbuilt.ca
2 entries

The gulliverbuilt.ca expires 2020-01-20, you have renewed it 2020-01-14 -> that's one mail.

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Sorry, I have already manually renewed all these domains. I’m wondering why they aren’t renewing automatically. It’s a bit time consuming to be doing it all manually.


How do you manually renew them? What kind of Let’s Encrypt client are you using?


Hi, Seth,

I manually renew by clicking the Renew button at the bottom of the Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate page in Plesk.


Thanks. In that case, I think you’ll be able to get better advice over on the Plesk forum because Plesk is the software that’s responsible for either automatically renewing your certificate or not.

(I don’t think people on this forum necessarily have much knowledge about how Plesk handles this, although someone might.)


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