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  • Right now, when a user registers on my blog, their registration email comes from a “default” address that I’m sure was configured automatically somehow upon install. How can I change it?

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  • In wp-admin, Options, General tab, you should see a text field for an email. Try changing that if it’s not right for where you want the mail to originate from.

    Well, for some reason, that’s not actually doing it. The return address seems to be coming from a bounce from my webhost.

    The webhost is “BlueHost”…not sure if that has anything to do with it. I didn’t use their installer, I installed it myself on the webserver. Is this the problem? Should I have used their installer applet rather than uploading the files myself? Just curious….

    It shouldn’t matter. Generally, however (and I’m WELL-AWARE that many people don’t believe this!) a self-install is identical in every way to a Fantastico install or other auto-installer setup. There is virtually NO difference.

    Just for verification purposes, go to Users in wp-admin, and see what your email is in the Authors and Users List – you should be showing as Administrator, and you should see the email you want to use as Admin listed.

    Well, it shows my address (me@host.com), where as the emails are still coming from “other-name@bluehost.com”….interesting it is. Thank you for the help!

    I ran across this in a php class I was taking. In order to fool the server, the instructor had us add to this line in the contact info we were setting up:

    mail("$email", "$subject", "$usernotify", "$headers");

    this sort of thing:

    "-fadminname@yourdomain.com" so the whole thing looked like this:

    mail("$email", "$subject", "$usernotify", "$headers", "-fadminname@yourdomain.com");

    I don’t know if there’s any way for you to use that within wp or not. I do know that it cured the “from the server” instead of “from you” problem.

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