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[Plugin: Contact Form 7] Not sending email (44 posts)

  1. notanotheroneohno
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am trying to get the contact form to work on my website. I have extracted the files to the plugin directory, activated it and created a new form via the tools menu.

    After saving the form I created a new page called "Contact Us" and pasted the following into it:

    [contact-form 1 "Contact Us"]

    I then tried to leave a comment for myself but it gives the error "Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way."

    Is there something I am missing? Everything looks great, I can see the fields, my akismet key is working and I typed out a message that shouldn't look like spam and it still gives the red block.

  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    notanotheroneohno, do you recieve other mails like comment notifications? Can I see your page?

  3. notanotheroneohno
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey Takayukister,

    Contact form is here:
    http://www.pbjautomation.com/contact-us/

    I think there is a problem with the mail function on my installation. From what I read on my hosts tech support the mail function is enabled, but it may not go out because the from address is not specified by the function.

    I will have to investigate this further after school today, but if it helps drupal is installed on the same host but for my other websites and the email function works fine. Not too sure why wordpress isn't working properly.

    Thanks for any information, and for taking a look at my problem.

  4. notanotheroneohno
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I fixed the problem. It was not the plugin, it was the server I was on. Everything works awesome now, thanks for the awesome plugin and for the help takayukister!

  5. Vespillo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    i have updated wordpress to 2.7.
    Now my contactform doesnt send anymore.

    The url is :

    http://www.leefrelaxed.nl/WPT/

    Any suggestions?

    Greetz

  6. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Vespillo, look into your HTML source. See the bottom of it. It's not closed. You should fix it first.

  7. Vespillo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i found the problem.

    When the contact form is set to be the startpage (Admin>Settings>Read) in wordpress it wont send anymore!

    Is it possible to fix this?

    Grtz

  8. Troy Cawley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having another problem, but I think it is related to this one.

    The forms will not send to email addresses from the same domain as my site. (Yes, I am receiving other emails there.)

    But it works to send outside of my domain...for example, to my gmail address.

    Strange.

  9. modposh
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, not sure if this is the same problem, but I was able to figure out why the Red box Error was showing up when I tried to test out the form.

    The documentation is horrible, so hopefully this will help out some folks.

    1. Make sure the coding in your form is as follows (example):

    <p><label>Name (required):<br />
        [text* your-name] </label></p>

    2. In your Admin section, underneath the "FORM" coding box, there is the "MAIL" section. You need to fill this out (example):

    To: YOUR NAME <YOU@DOMAIN.COM> (Replace "YOU" with your actual name & "YOU@DOMAIN.. with your actual email address)

    FROM: [your-name] <[email-xx]> (Replace the "XX" with the actual mark up language that is located up in your form.

    SUBJECT: put whatever you want emailed here to you

    I hope that helps out those that are struggling because I found absolutely no other help besides the author's blog (which is a bit confusing).

  10. balanced
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same message ... with the yellow/orange box. I've tried absolutely every suggestion I've read. I'm using wordpress 2.7 and the 7.1.9.2.1 version of Contact Form 7. It looks great on my page, but it just won't let anyone submit no matter what domain name given in address or what browser. I'm totally stumped. My Akismet settings are right and I've included the necessary code for name,email address, and url. I've also checked mail option and entered my own address for "to". What's next? Does anyone know what I should check next? The page/form in question ... http://www.bemorebalanced.com/advertise/

  11. balanced
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think I've got it fixed now ... not really sure how or why.

  12. Zartage
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey guys, having the spinning arrow problem My blog

    I've read the fact page and the forum.

    The spinning arrow icon shows up once I submit a form, but then nothing happens.
    This is most probably due to a conflict between plugins. Try deactivating all other plugins.

    Check - disabled all plugins still same problem.

    Below is the code.

    Your Name (required)
        [text* your-name akismet:author] 
    
    Your Email (required)
        [email* your-email akismet:author_email] 
    
    Subject
        [text your-subject] 
    
    File Upload
    
    [file file-919]
    Select Your Country
    
    <select name="your-country">
      <option value="Japan">Japan</option>
      <option value="United States">United States</option>
      <option value="Canada">Canada</option>
      <option value="China">China</option>
      <option value="India">India</option>
      <option value="other">other</option>
    </select>
    
    Your Message
        [textarea your-message] 
    
    [submit "Send"]

    Windows server, not sure if AJAX on but looking into that next. Could this be a problem on the server/host side?

    Thanks in advance

  13. raphie05171
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To zartage... I had the same problem and I did the suggetion made by modposh... adding <label> tags in each field as mentioned... is working now but the spinning arrow doesn't disappear...

    There's anyone who could help with this. After submitting the form and the spinning arrow appears doesn't do anything else, not a confirm line or confirm page... what I'm doing wrong?

    This is a link to my sample page.

    This is the code:

    <p><label>Your Name (required)<br />
        [text* your-name class:contact_text_field]</label></p>
    <p><label>Your Email (required)<br />
        [email* your-email class:contact_text_field]</label></p>
    <p><label>Subject<br />
        [text your-subject class:contact_text_field]</label></p>
    <p><label>Your Message<br />
        [textarea your-message class:text_input]</label> </p>
    <p><label>[captchac captcha-822 size:l fg:#000 bg:#fff id:catcha]<br />
         [captchar* captcha-822 24/24 class:contact_text_field]</label></p>
    <p><label>[submit class:submit_contact "Send Message"]</label></p>
  14. shrunk90
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I followed modposh's instructions to the t and still not receiving anything from my contact form - see screenshot:
    Screenshot

  15. girlpaint
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as shrunk90. I send test message to myself (using my gmail account) and no email ever arrives even though my contact page returns the message "Your message was sent successfully. Thanks."

    What gives?

  16. SalemDesign
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there an easy way to add a two field email address check mechanism to CF7?

    In other words, the user has to enter their email twice and the mechanism checks that the versions are identical.

    We have had problems where the user mistyped their email and we had no other way to contact them.

    Thanks in Advance,

    --Doug

  17. mattie121
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So did this post get an answer or not?
    Im having the send mail function error message.

    address rejected: Relay access denied in E:\domains\t\theblowout.co.uk\user\htdocs\wordpress\wp-content\plugins\easysms\register.php on line 101
    Something went wrong. Please contact the administrator.

    this is happening on lots of plugins and widgets.

    can anyone help?

  18. patrick chito
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    guy my code is like this

    Your Name (required)
    [text* your-name akismet:author]

    Your Email (required)
    [email* your-email akismet:author_email]

    Subject
    [text your-subject]

    File Upload

    [file file-919]
    Select Your Country

    <select name="your-country">
    <option value="Japan">Japan</option>
    <option value="United States">United States</option>
    <option value="Canada">Canada</option>
    <option value="China">China</option>
    <option value="India">India</option>
    <option value="other">other</option>
    </select>

    Your Message
    [textarea your-message]

    [submit "Send"]

    but its not sending COUNTRY together in the mail.

    any suggestions

  19. patrick chito
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    how do i display additional tags on contact 7

  20. li__ning
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also have problem with send information via contact form. The red box always says "Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way."
    Any ideas?

    Below is my code:
    Your Name (required)
    [text* your-name akismet:author]

    Your Email (required)
    [email* your-email akismet:author_email]

    Subject
    [text your-subject]

    Select Your Country

    <select name="your-country">
    <option value="United States">United States</option>
    <option value="China">China</option>
    </select>

    Your Message
    [textarea your-message]

    [submit "Send"]

  21. gmeades
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't get the form to work.

    It appears to be installed correctly, but when I try to test it I get the green spinning arrows and no email is ever sent.

    My site is located at http://www.leave-the-job-behind.com/

    I really need to get this fixed ASAP.

    Thanks to anyone who can help...!

    My code -
    <p><b>Name:</b> (required)
    [text* your-name 20/] </p>

    <p><b>Your Email:</b> (required)
    [email* your-email 20/] </p>

    <p><b>Phone:</b> (required)
    [text* Your-phone 20/] </p>

    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>

  22. Diarmuid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi

    I'm having the same problem.

    I have followed the instructions in the readme file and checked the FAQ but I can't get the form to send email.

    I have installed WP on a Linux server, shared hosting.

    I have deactivated all other plugins.

    You can see the form at http://www.wynnum.com.au/?page_id=27

    Thanks for the help.

  23. nnanh01
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm a newbee in WP, This is the first time I use WP and contact form 7 but I con not send mail.

    It's always note:"Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way."

    This is my form: http://werte-funkimmobilien.de/demo/?page_id=76

    And here is info in cf7-admin:
    To:ricky.nguyen@queenb.vn
    From:Nguyen Ngoc Anh <ricky.nguyen@queenb.vn>
    Subject:Test mail

    Any suggestions ??

    Thanks!

  24. nnanh01
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Even, I just make a simple page to test mail. It can not work, too.

    It's here

  25. Diarmuid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Ricky,

    I see you sent me a test message from my contact form. I couldn't wait for the reply on this forum so I have used another plugin. I'm still waiting for an answer on this question.

  26. navaho
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is really frustrating, I can only receive messages to my private email address which is not on the same domain a my workdpress hosted site. Any body have a solution for this??

  27. cychiu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi,

    I have just installed Contact Form 7 today, and was testing out my form. However, i tried two different emails addresses, and both of them did not receive the testing email. I noticed from this forum, many have the similar problem. Did any of you get it fix? If so, please direct me on the right way. Thanks in advance

    CYChiu

  28. cychiu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi all, good news for... some
    after going through some research... you want to make sure your server allows php mail() function. some of the server (the one i used, webfaction) do not allow that, they uses SMTP instead. thus, you need to install additional plug-in (the one i use is WP Mail SMTP) after configuration, go into your email plugin and double check if all the php mail() function is using wp_mail() instead. after that... it works wonderfully

    cheers guys

  29. nnanh01
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes! correctly!

  30. randaldick
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm in the same boat with many of you. I'm getting the red box of death. I have the latest WP and Contact Form 7. WP is hosted on Yahoo Small Biz. It said I had to setup PHP Mail for the function to work which was nothing more than setting a default user (defaultuser@mydomainname.com). It said the name was accepted. I've tried all of the above Contact suggestions like adding the label tag. Nothing seems to work. I'm afraid it's something over my head in the bowels of the php code somewhere but hopefully it's simpler. I also added email specs under WP settings/writing but not sure if I did that correctly (no real documentation that is not overly hypothetical). Anyway, anybody have a Yahoo hosting situation where they got this to work or just any other suggestions?

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