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  1. thewiseass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "Flawless"? Really? Yeah, the form renders well and the CAPTCHA shows up...but where does the email message go? Not in my inbox. This plugin is a major FAIL. After struggling with this overrated plugin, trying to get it to...you know...actually SEND an email that I'd actually RECEIVE, it just never happened. It's been over 24 hours, no email... For the record, I've used and configured various standalone formmail, from CGI to PHP-based on non-blog websites since 1999, so I'm not exactly a newbie at this.

    If anyone reading these "reviews" are as frustrated as I am about Contact Form 7, and looking for a form that actually works, try the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-contact-form/). And, no, I haven't any ties to the developer...I just wish I'd found this plug-in before I wasted an evening on Contact Form 7.

  2. webpinoy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the link to the other plugin. I will try it. Have the same bad experiences with ContactForm7 - and nobody cares about posts in the forum ... Thanks again!

  3. thewiseass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unlike the Contact Form 7 developers, the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin developer actually monitors requests for help on the forum. The usual advice the Contact Form 7 developers ever give is "read this page:...", if they bother to answer any questions at all.

  4. webpinoy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, but thanks to your recommendation ... with the Fast Secure Contact Form plugin everything is working perfectly now :)

  5. buzztone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is not a problem with the plugin. The plugin successfully sends millions of emails every day.

    There are a host of issues that can delay or stop emails on both the send and receiving ends of a typical email. You will need to investigate these issues to solve your problem.

  6. thewiseass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, my solution was to stop wasting any more time trying to figure out why Contact Form 7 wasn't working with my servers, and use the Fast Secure Contact form instead -- which DOES work with my servers. End of story.

  7. webpinoy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, I agree with thewiseass :)
    The Fast Secure Contact form works reliable !

  8. sgrisak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad you got your problem fixed and offered a suggestion for others that may have problems with using this plugin. Maybe if you posted what steps you had taken someone could have helped you. I have a fraction of the experience level that you two appear to have and was able to set this up, style it, and send and receive successfully in about 15 minutes. I'm not sure why it didn't work for you.

  9. thewiseass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Look, I tried EVERY suggestion mentioned in every forum post I found. Nothing worked for me. Luckily I found Fast Secure Contact Form which did work for me. I think it's just peachy-keen that Contact Form 7 worked for you, but it didn't work for me, despite a myriad of tweaks. After reading through forum post after forum post on the topic, a lot of other people had the same problems. This is my opinion, you gave yours. End of story.

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