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3rd party email blocked by host (6 posts)

  1. 123mike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using Namecheap as the host and using a Yahoo email as our contact email. But our host blocks this email as a form of spam protection (which is annoying). I want to know what kind of workaround I can do to the plugin to use our Yahoo email, I was advised by their support that it is possible to add our email into the form with a little modification on the code, how can we do this?

    Thanks in advance.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can't you just deactivate the spam protection?

    ... I was advised by their support that it is possible to add our email into the form with a little modification on the code ...

    I have no idea what they meant.

  3. 123mike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately, I cant. However, I was told that the form's code can be modified to accept any 3rd party email address.

    What I was told that Namecheap have disabled sending any emails with the field 'FROM; containing email address on the domain that does not exist on their server.

    It means our domain is registered through them and if we use email addresses that is not registered on their servers (Yahoo email address), it will be automatically blocked by them when the form tries to send a message. So any email that is not created on the CPanel will get blocked.

    You may find this interesting. I am not adept on programming. Please see these:

    Restrictions on the PHP mail function and sendmail use
    http://community.namecheap.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1785

    Sample PHP mail form
    http://community.namecheap.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1876

  4. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK. I think it makes sense. You can edit the From address without modifying any code. See Setting Up Mail.

  5. 123mike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is where the problem lies.

    This is our current set up, mail header - http://imm.io/106lz
    Sending message - http://imm.io/106lM
    Error - http://imm.io/106lS

    Any workaround that you can think of?

  6. 123mike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would like to know if this is a lost cause or there is a way to work this around? Either answer would do please.

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