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How to Enable IPN for Paypal Pro

How to Enable IPN for Paypal Pro

  1. 1. Log on to your Paypal account

  2. 2. Click Profile on the My Account tab.

  3. 3. On the Profile page, under Selling Preferences, click Instant Payment Notification preferences

  4. 4.  Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener. The following screen appears.

    5. . Specify the Default URL for your listener in the Notification URL field. If you're not using IPN outside of JotForm, you may use 

    Note: The default notification URL does not matter. JotForm just needs IPN to be enabled.

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

    7.  Click Save.The following screen appears: 

    1. 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.

    Having problems with Incomplete Payments? Go to our Incomplete Payments FAQ for more information.

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  • mobilova

    Hello Jotform,

    I've receivedthe same message as Jrst , please to advise.


  • Jrst

    I keep getting this message.

    Hello Jim Rice Memorial Softball Tournament,

    Please check your server that handles PayPal Instant Payment Notification (IPN) messages. Messages sent to the following URL(s) are not being received:

    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.

    Once you or your service provider fix this problem, you or your service provider can resend the failed messages from the IPN History page. If this problem continues, PayPal may disable the IPN feature for your account.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this issue.