Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Forms sent sucessfully but NOT being received in email

  • Resolved cassie.frontdesk


    When filling out the form at and hitting “send” the # Sender’s message was sent successfully message comes up. However, the email is not being received, and I have tried several email addresses from 3 independent servers. Here is my Form code:

    [ Moderator note: fixed the code block. ]

    <p>Your Name (required)
        [text* your-name] </p>
    <p>Your Email (required)
        [email* your-email] </p>
    <p>Requested Cabin (required)
    [select* RequestedCabin include_blank "Pine Cabin" "Squirrels Nest" "Murphy’s Riverside Cottage" "Knotty or Nice Cabin" "Cliff View Cabin" "Bear Bottom Cabin" "Peaceful Pines Cabin" "Flower Lane Cabin" "Rock Bottom Retreat" "Little Brown Cabin" "Martin’s Mountain Hideaway" "Three Peaks Cabin" "Wile Away Cottage" "Aikin House" "Golf Course Condo" "O’Deer Cabin"]</p>
    <p>Requested Dates (required)
    [text* RequestedDates watermark "(MM/DD/YY)"]</p>
    <p>Number of people in party (required)
    [text* Party watermark "Example: 2 adults 2 children"]</p>
    <p>Will you be bringing pets? (required)
    (Only applicable for pet friendly cabins)
    [text* Pets "Example: 2 dogs"]</p>
    <p>Other Comments or Questions
        [textarea your-message] </p>
    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>
    And here is my message body:
    From: [your-name] <[your-email]>
    Requested Cabin: [RequestedCabin]
    Requested Dates: [RequestedDates]
    # in Party: [Party]
    Pets? [Pets]
    Message Body:
    This mail is sent via contact form on Pine Creek Cabins

    Under mail, in the “To” section I have tried several addresses.

    Please help, thanks!

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi





    Thank you for your response. We already had checked spam folders, and I also had tested this form with 3 independent mail servers (one being gmail) and I was still experiencing the same issue. I also disabled other plugins and tested one-by-one and there seemed to be no plugin conflicts. So that leaves me wondering if there is any other possibility of an issue? I had to take the form down from the page. It was working fine and my client says the last time they received anything from the form was on April 16th, 2013 and it has not worked since but we the issue had not been brought to our attention until 2 days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    I’m having the same problem…

    Same issue…

    This is really interesting. My client’s emails have not been received since April 16th also. I have updated ContactForm7 to the latest version — is this a bug in the new version? — and am also capturing data in the ContactDB plugin.

    New data is coming into the DB and the green success message is being shown, but nothing is being sent. What’s up with that?

    BTW< I use ContactForm 7 on something like 40 sites — it would be a real pain if I have to go install/configure something else across all the sites. Additionally, I have built some complex employment applications in CF7 — wouldn’t be happy about having to rebuild those.

    I’ll dig into the email code in this plugin to see if I can discover any problem there.



    Forum Moderator

    No problems for me using the latest version of CF7. All emails are coming through just fine.

    I am having the same issue!



    We found our problem. A system update changed the sendmail configuration on our server. We run a mail server on the WordPress server and the PHP.ini was configured to send via sendmail on localhost via port 25 apparently. Our mail server had special configuration to a symbolic link to the sendmail replacement within the mail server’s bin. Something like an update and a reboot changed the sendmail back to default replacing out symbolic link hence breaking PHP Mail. We found that using a WP MAIL Plugin as a workaround allowed mail to work but that required configuration of each WordPress site on the server. We contacted the email server software vendor who tracked down the missing symbolic link issue, and we know have it fixed for the whole server.

    The work-around plugin that would make it work individually we used is called WP SMTP

    (The recommended plugin was WP Mail SMTP but had not been updated in about 2 years so we went with the other one instead)

    Not sure if this helps anyone else here, but good luck all!

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • The topic ‘Forms sent sucessfully but NOT being received in email’ is closed to new replies.