Custom Contact Forms
Could not instantiate mail function. (6 posts)

  1. glehrer
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Thank you for the great plugin!

    The form works at my site, it saves all mails etc.
    But it does not send it using the wordpress default mailing system (phpmail).

    I get the following error on top of the screen: Could not instantiate mail function.

    Whay is that?

    Thank you for helping out!


  2. Atlanta
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I have this problem also. I use the WordPress setting and it sends the message, I receive the message, but in the top left hand corner of the msg sent screen it says Could not instantiate mail function.

    How do I fx?
    Nice plugin. Thx.

  3. stevec828
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a similar issue. All of my email settings seem to be correct.

    I have updated WP-Mail-SMTP and Subscribe2 plugins to the most recent versions.
    I have set and verified the SMTP settings in Settings > Email. Send test email works.
    I have sent Send Email Preview in Subscribe2 and it works.

    When I go to Posts > Email Subscribers and attempt to send a test message, this is what happens:
    - Select Preview – message is sent and I receive it
    - Select Send – get error message: Message failed! Check your settings and check with your hosting provider. Could not instantiate mail function.
    - None of my new post email alerts go out

    Has anyone seen this error on mailing subscribers when everything else seems to work?


  4. zowieguy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having same issue. Getting "Could not instantiate mail function" when using wordpress mailer... I tried using SMPT but would not authenticate. Help?

  5. akerman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems like this plugin does not use the wp_mail() function or...?

    Installed SMTP plugin

    "I have a plugin that sends out emails but doesn't use SMTP. Why?"

    "Said plugin has to use the WordPress default wp_mail() function when sending emails in order for SMTP to work."

    So what does it use?


  6. akerman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Found the SMTP settings in the plugin. Works as promised. Rated the plugin on WP Extensions.


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