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[resolved] Still doesn't work (65 posts)

  1. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After checking my spam settings, I'm still not getting emails when a message is sent.

    I have no idea how to check logs in gmail.

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

  2. dalewarner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had a problem with this as well.

    To chase down the problem, I installed the "Email Log" plugin to verify that WordPress was sending the emails. I then installed "Configure SMTP" to override the outgoing server settings. I tried sending through GMAIL but that didn't work. I changed my email address under WordPress>Settings>General to wordpress@mydomain.com (I actually had to create that email address on my mail server). Then I set the contact form to send to an internal email address - webmaster@mydomain.com (which I then forwarded to the external address that I actually wanted to send to info@otherdomain.com).

    Not the cleanest solution but I didn't have time to track down the problem and this works for now. I also recommend "Contact Form to DB Extension" so you can store all submissions to a database and verify it every couple of days.

    I'm sure I could solve the problem the right way if I knew anything about email servers and mx records, but I don't.

  3. phillyb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i'm having this same problem.
    i've tried two domains one of them being gmail. i don't really want to do what's outlined above, but i will if necessary.
    it was working fine a few days ago, now nothing.

    are there any other solutions to this problem?

  4. phillyb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i installed "email log" and tested my contact form - email log saw the email. i did not receive it.

    i installed "configure smtp" and was able to use the "use gmail" checkbox successfully.

    now, i have no idea why this would happen all of a sudden, but whatever...it's working again.

  5. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I gave up on it.

  6. phillyb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    did you try what dalewarner describes?
    that worked for me and i'm receiving my contact forms again

  7. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Give me a minute

  8. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    An error was encountered while trying to send the test e-mail.

    SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.

  9. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (1927201591)

  10. dalewarner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You've either got an error with your SMTP settings, or you need to create the address from which you are attempting to send the emails.

    For example, the default 'from address' that wordpress uses is 'wordpress@your-domain.com'

    I would recommend creating that address, changing the 'from address,' ensure that your 'to address' is an address on the same domain, then test the form again.

    If that works, then you've had a problem with the settings on your mail server.

  11. phillyb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i was lucky enough to get it working with the "use gmail" checkbox.
    my port changed as well.

  12. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did everything that was suggested and I'm still getting SMTP errors

  13. dalewarner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    :( Sorry I couldn't help. I don't know much about email.

  14. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Shouldn't be this difficult. Sometimes, I find myself trying to fix something more often than blogging

  15. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    One thing I noticed is that I can't change the port number in Configure SMTP

  16. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ya, screw this. Waste of my time.

    Neither Contact Form 7 or this one works

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm running CF7 on about 6 sites without the slightest problem.

  18. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I deleted both.

  19. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can find no reason why either isn't working.

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you hosted with GoDaddy?

  21. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No. I run my own web server in my house. I bought the domain from them, though and I'm using gmail in my wordpress set up

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then it's definitely a server configuration issue. Have you disabled PHP mail() by any chance?

  23. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Used both wordpress and PHP mail()

  24. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WP uses PHP mail().

  25. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry. was referring to the contact form, where you can change it.

    No. PHP mail() isn't even in my php.ini file

  26. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's usually enabled by default on something like Apache. Try installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/configure-smtp/ and see if that helps.

  27. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried that plugin and it didn't help

  28. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm running XAMPP and it's enabled in Apache

  29. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's normally a pretty good solution. :-( Whatever this is, it seems to be related to your server's config. If you disable the smtp plugin, switch back to wp_mail() and send out an email, is there anything in the server's error logs that could provide a clue?

  30. ObnoxiousNox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll never get a contact page.

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