[Plugin: Contact Form 7] 'From' field doesn't work well (4 posts)

  1. baia
    Posted 4 years ago #


    When I receive an email in my personal email box from my website, the 'From' field is NOT what the email address that the user indicated in the Email field. In fact, no matter how I set the Form field in Contact Form 7 settings, it's entirely ignored.

    Anybody knows why ?

  2. Nikki Blight
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Has this issue been addressed at all? I'm experiencing the same problem and my searches only turn up people asking the same question with no solution offered.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm using CF7 on about 6 sites - all without the slightest problem. So whatever this is, it's specific to your site/install/hosts.

  4. Nikki Blight
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just for the benefit of others who might be encountering this, in my case, it seems to be something to do with a conflict with the WP-Mail-SMTP plugin (and every other SMTP plugin I've tried).

    Unfortunately, due to my server configuration, I have to send emails via SMTP, so I can't just stop using the plugin.

    I did find a workaround, though. Adding something like:

    Reply-to: [name] <[email]>

    to the Additional Headers field on the form puts the correct address in the To: field when replying to an email received from Contact Form 7. Iit still shows up in my inbox as coming from my site admin's email, but at least I no longer have to copy/paste the correct address when replying.

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