This plugin allows you to set the email address and name used on email sent by WordPress by setting the From: header.
It is an updated and fully re-worked version of the WP Mail From plugin by Tristan Aston and now works with the latest versions of WordPress.
- Adds a “Mail From” section in the “Settings” menu.
- The plugin uses the filter hooks
- The priority for the hooks is set to 1 to allow for other plugins that may hook these with the default priority of 10 to override this plugin.
Danish translation by Frederik Svarre (www.fslab.dk)
Either install via the WordPress admin plugin installer or…
/wp-content/plugins/directory, making sure the folder is called
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Visit the admin settings page
Settings > Mail Fromand save your preferred name and email address.
Upgrading from the old WP Mail From plugin
This version is pretty much a complete re-write, fixes loads of bugs and works with the most recent versions of WordPress.
If upgrading from the WP Mail From plugin your current name an email settings should be copied across but please check.
To upgrade simply activate this plugin then deactivate the old WP Mail From plugin.
Option naming conventions have changed in this version of the plugin.
If you accessed either of the options directly for any reason you will need to re-factor you code as support for the old options will be removed in a future version.
The old options could be retrieved as follows:
get_option( 'site_mail_from_name' ); get_option( 'site_mail_from_email' );
You should now use:
get_option( 'wp_mailfrom_ii_name' ); get_option( 'wp_mailfrom_ii_email' );
- Why does the From address still show as the default or show up as ‘sent on behalf of’ the default address?
Possibly your mail server has added a Sender: header or is configured to always set the envelope sender to the user calling it.
- Why are emails not being sent?
Some hosts may refuse to relay mail from an unknown domain. See https://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5007 for more details.
I have a WordPress installation on a local network, sending emails through sSMTP. The mail relay does not allow default “From” addresses to have “wordpress@home” with no “.com.” The plugin allows me to change the email address to be valid, and allows mails to go through.
Great plugin. This is the only 1 out 4 (found here on WP.org repo) that would work in one of WP Engine’s environment (one of of their different infrastructure providers).
The plugin worked for me, using 4.5.3. If you’re here, you might be having issues with your hosting account sending emails as something like (BlueHost):
This is a problem. 1) It doesn’t look professional, 2) it hands out your username!
This plugin helps you catch any plugins using email@example.com, making it more of a one-stop solution, rather than digging through each of your plugin’s settings to possibly find a solution.
E-mail confirmation of contact form bounced, but this plugin solved the problem
It just does what it is supposed to do. Thanks.
P.S. I think these settings should part of WordPress core.
Not much to say here: the plugin works as expected.
Contributors & Developers
“WP Mail From II” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Add options to override default WordPress email address and admin email address.
- Added ‘wp_mailfrom_ii_default_from’ filter so you can add compatibility if the pluggable wp_mail() function is altered to use a different default email address.
- Delete plugin options when uninstalled.
- Reworked as a singleton class.
- Remove filter support for original WP MailFrom plugin.
- Only set email address and name if overwriting the default WordPress values.
- Correctly style save settings button.
- Pretty much re-coded from scratch – now based around a core WP_MailFrom_II class.
- Uses the WordPress Settings API.
- Stores name and email as
wp_mailfrom_ii_emailoptions. Upgrade support provided for old options.