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[resolved] fail to send email (9 posts)

  1. wzfoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have been trying to setup contact form 7 to send an email to my address without any success. I did some research and notice a few others were having similar issues. I am using WP-Mail-SMTP plugin for the smtp setup. I tested sending a test message with this plugin and its fine. However when I try it with contact form 7, it would just say 'fail to send mail'. I m trying to understand how would contact form 7 pickup the settings from wp-mail-smtp?

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

  2. JohnScott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem. "Fail to send email" when using WP-Mail-SMTP.

  3. buzztone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You should avoid using SMTP for WordPress email if possible, as using SMTP can contribute to email authentication issues. Most users on quality WordPress hosting will not need to use SMTP. See Contact Form 7 Email Issues.

  4. wzfoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you re-post the link "Contact Form 7 Email Issues" again? It is not working. Thanks.

  5. buzztone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for that - see Contact Form 7 Email Issues

  6. wzfoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the link. Contract form 7 uses wp_mail() to send emails. I followed the page below and have verified wp_mail() does work on my hosting site. So that means I should not need a smtp plugin? But no email was sent with or without the plugin. What would be another possible cause of it?

    http://butlerblog.com/2012/09/23/testing-the-wp_mail-function/

  7. wzfoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok I am an idiot. Apparently my target email mailbox' forwarding was not working, which is why I did not receive any emails. Problem resolved.

  8. buzztone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If this resolves your question, it helps others contributing here, if you can flag your post as [resolved]

  9. wzfoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    [resolved]

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