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[Resolved] From Email is now wordpress@.

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  • Plugin Author Matthew Muro


    The reason you are seeing the emails being sent from wordpress@yourdomain.com is because your admin email does not match the domain that the form is being sent from. So, if you have a @gmail.com address as your admin email, it will build a local wordpress@yourdomain.com email. This mirrors behavior from within WordPress itself to send certain emails.

    To solve this, you can either:

    1. Set the admin email to one that matches your domain
    2. Use the WP Mail SMTP plugin to override the internal wp_mail() settings.

    I’d recommend using WP Mail SMTP because it helps solve a lot of other issues in addition to you not having to change your admin email.

    As @jmichno was stating above, the REPLY TO no longer works with WP 3.5. I was using “Configure SMTP” before. I also tried “WP Mail SMTP” and it is not working there. I am using other Contact Modules using the above SMTP plugins and they are working fine with the Reply To.

    When I place the “Contact Email” in the “User’s E-mail (optional)” field in the Form Builder, it seems to ignore it. It use to use this when send out via GMail “on behalf of”. So when I would reply it would go to the contact and not to our Admin email in WordPress.

    Again my Contact Form DB module is working correctly with “Configure SMTP” and when I try “WP Mail SMTP”, so I know it has something to do with the Visual Form Builder plugin. A speedy fix would be greatly appreciated as our emails are now being replied to incorrectly.

    Thanks! Contact me if you need more information.

    Matthew – Any update on this issue?

    Plugin Author Matthew Muro


    Hey Larry,

    I actually released an update last night that included the optional Reply-To header. Let me know if that solves the issue on your host.

    Thanks Matt! The update works great! I definitely recommend this plugin to everyone.

    I followed the steps above but i still get the same thing. wordpress@ on behalf of… etc… I am up-to-date with updates… i am using VFB pro

    I have looked at the headers in a few emails and it shows


    also this.. PHPMailer 5.2.1 (http://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/phpmailer/)

    it is important that my form-fillers do not see this… and they will if they read headers.


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