How do I enable the IPN option on my PayPal account?

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    renag
    Asked on December 26, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    I haven't been using payment forms for long and just now noticed that none of my PayPal payments are being submitted  - apparently due to my lack of knowledge of IPN 

    I see it being described on jotform as simply clicking on a button in the PayPal interface, but on PayPal it seems much more involved.

    I can't even find My Selling Tools under profile in PayPal's new interface.

    in short - HELP!!! 


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    Adrian
    Answered on December 26, 2017 at 11:43 AM

    Here is the guide from the official PayPal documentation:

    https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/ipn/integration-guide/IPNSetup/#id089EG030E5Z

     

    1. Log in to your PayPal business account at www.paypal.com.

    2. Click the profile icon on the top right side of the page. From the Business Profilemenu, select Profile and Settings, then select My selling tools.

    Note: If you do not see the profile icon on the top right, navigate to My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools.

    3. Click the Update link in the Instant payment notifications row, in the Getting paid and managing my risk section.

    4. Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener. The following page opens:

    how-to-enable-ipn-paypal-receiver-ipn-me

    5. Specify the URL for your listener in the Notification URL field.

    6. Click Receive IPN messages (Enabled) to enable your listener.

    7. Click Save. The following page opens:

    how-to-enable-ipn-paypal-completed.png

    8. Click Back to Profile Summary to return to the Profile after activating your listener. You also can click Edit settings to modify your notification URL or disable your listener. You can click Turn Off IPN to reset your IPN preferences.

     

     

    Here is the JotForm guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/276-How-to-Enable-IPN-on-your-Paypal-Account

     

     

    I hope that helps.

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    renag
    Answered on December 26, 2017 at 12:43 PM
    Honestly?
    I saw that guide and my eyes saw red and black combined
    you folks at jotform know how to explain things so well - can't you do
    better than that?
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    Kevin_G
    Answered on December 26, 2017 at 01:05 PM

    We  have an updated guide about how to add the IPN record to your PayPal account, it's been updated and it explains very detailed the steps to add the record: https://www.jotform.com/help/276-How-to-Enable-IPN-on-your-Paypal-Account 

    However, if you cannot find the IPN option on your account then you will need to contact PayPal in order to ask or check if your account supports such settings, you may contact them here: https://www.paypal.com/sv/selfhelp/home 

    Thanks. 

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    renag
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 06:43 AM
    Thanks - I did just that :)
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    Adrian
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 07:11 AM

    If the issue wasn't solved by PayPal, try logging in to PayPal and then click this link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/customerprofileweb?cmd=_profile-ipn-notify or https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-display-handler&tab_id=SELLER_PREFERENCES

    You should be able to update IPN settings there.

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    renag
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 07:38 AM

    I wrote earlier that I found the settings

    but lo and behold - all payments are recorded there as sent, none disabled

    so, why do I have incomplete payments ?

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    renag
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 07:43 AM
    I found it! Thanks
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    renag
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 07:43 AM

    Shalom u'vracha,
    We appreciate your interest.
    Best wishes for a healthy winter -- Moshiach now! Rena
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    Adrian
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 07:49 AM

    If a user closes the browser or didn't settle the payment after being redirected to the Payment Page, this will be logged as an Incomplete Payment. It will only be posted as a valid submission if the user completed the payment and was able to completely process the transaction.

    Click the following link to see a guide on How to View Incomplete Payments

    Click here to learn more about Incomplete Payments and IPN

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    renag
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 08:43 AM
    Got it, finally!
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    Adrian
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 08:54 AM

    Glad everything is cleared now. If you have any other issue, let us know.