Contact Form 7
Does contact form 7 use PHPMail function? (5 posts)

  1. MikeCaine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My hosting provider is disabling the PHPMail function shortly due to spam abuse.

    I've tried searching through the various php scripts that make up contact form 7 to see if it's used but didn't spot it. I may have missed it as there's a lot of code to wade through so I thought I'd check here.

    Will the lack of PHPMail effect the way contact form 7 works?


  2. g01010
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I'd like to know this too.

    Many thanks.

  3. JaneBarry
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ask the Mike's question please.

    I'm also looking for an answer

  4. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #


    Are you using the same host?

    Contact Form 7 uses wp_mail() to send mail, it doesn't use "PHPMail" or SMTP directly.

  5. Ruth at Virtual Balance
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using WebHostingUK who have been an excellent host up until now and I don't want to leave them over this phpmail problem. I also make websites for other people and I have always recommended WHUK but I don't want to have to put in a special plug-in or discontinue using Contact Form 7.
    I don't understand the technicalities enough to know the difference between these kinds of mail but I think it's the mail()
    that's the problem so maybe Contact Form 7 will be affected. I'm going to ask WHUK and will post their reply here.

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