In this step-by-step tutorial you will find detailed instructions on how to fix PayPal Instant Payment Notification Warning:
If you have ever faced a PayPal Notification problem, for sure you have received the following message:
“Please check your server that handles PayPal Instant Payment Notification(IPN). IPNs sent to the following URL(s) are failing: http://yourstore.com/paypal/ipn/. If you do not recognize this URL, you may be using a service provider that is using IPN on your behalf. Please contact your service provider with the above information. If this problem continues, IPNs may be disabled for your account.”
First you need to check what your current settings are.
In your PayPal Account, go to my account –> profile – my setting tools – instant payment notifications – update – choose IPN settings.
Paste the notification URL given and enable the option “* Recive IPN messages”.
If using the same merchant PayPal account on multiple stores:
Even though many IT specialists recommend to set up PayPal account for each stores, this is not a reasonable solution. Much more practically is to connect one PayPal account to multiple stores.
Is not mandatory to set in PayPall Account an PayPall IPN URL. Each Shop System, during the payment, sends to PayPal its own IPN URL which overrides URL, set on PP Account.
A blank page needs to be created in order to fix the problem with IPN send after the transaction.
The empty page will do nothing and the URL needs to be set as default PayPall IPN URL.
URL to this blank page needs to be set as default PayPal IPN URL. In that case all payments coming from other stores will be sent to this blank page, and you will not be notified that IPN will be disabled soon.
If you follow these steps you should not receive warning notification from PayPal.