Hi Rhys, thanks for the advice. After further investigation, I discovered that the emails were in fact being sent, however they are for some reason being flagged and blocked by major servers like gmail and hotmail. See message below:
188.8.131.52 failed after I sent the message.
Remote host said: 550-5.7.1 [184.108.40.206 1] Our system has detected an unusual rate of
550-5.7.1 unsolicited mail originating from your IP address. To protect our
550-5.7.1 users from spam, mail sent from your IP address has been blocked.
550-5.7.1 Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review
550 5.7.1 our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines. u4si7226786qat.188 - gsmtp
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This is a brand new address that I just created yesterday and the only mail that it has sent has been to myself. I have my web host working on it.
I'm interested in the alternative your proposed though, I have the WP Mail SMTP plugin installed and activated, maybe I'll test it with a gmail address instead of the one that is bouncing back. Is there anything special that I need to configure in the WP Email Capture plugin in order to use it with WP Mail SMTP?
Thanks for you help!