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Change charset of contact form 7 e-mails (4 posts)

  1. H
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm building a site for a client who's e-mail system does not like UTF-8 as character set, although the wordpress site is buil on it. At least this is my guess as to why diacrtical characters like the Swedish åäöÅÄÖ becomes very messed up. And when he replies to clients, and they reply back in the end the conversation looks really weird.

    I think I need to make contact form 7 send the e-mail with iso-8859-1 instead. How can I accomplish this..?

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

  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you are sure that you receive Swedish mail only, just change the encoding setting of WordPress (Settings > Reading). Contact Form 7 follows the setting.

  3. H
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately all text on all pages and posts becomes almost unreadable if I do that, since those character then become distorted everywhere on current site. I guess I should have had that setting from the beginning in this case, but that is not an option now. The site is already up and running.

    Is there no way of forcing compact form 7 to use another character set when it sends e-mails, than the one configured in the rest of the wordpress site?

  4. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's not easy, but you can do that by creating filtering plugin for mail sending process, converting UTF-8 to ISO-8859-1. There might be existing plugins for such purposes already.

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