Support » Plugin: WP Mail SMTP by WPForms » setting from email address in wp_mail always gets overridden

  • anuraag100



    I’ve setup the plugin using Gmail as the mailer. I have all the correct credentials in place and also, can send out a test email successfully.

    My use-case is such as described:
    – The public contact form is filled by users with their name and email address and their query.
    – I want to use their name and email address in the from_name, from, and reply-to fields of the mail sent out to my email_address.

    I have added the following code in my theme’s functions.php

    add_action('wp_ajax_sendMail', 'custom_sendmail');
    add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_sendMail', 'custom_sendmail');
    function custom_sendmail(){
      if (isset($_POST['message'])){
            $to = $_POST['to_mail'];
            $subject = $_POST['subject'];
            $headers = array(
                    'From: ' . $_POST['from_email'],
                    'Reply-To: <"' . $_POST['from_email']  . '">',
                    'Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8'
            $mail = wp_mail($to, $subject, $_POST['message'], $headers);
                    echo 'success';
                    echo 'failed';

    The issue is that the from/reply-to field in the email is always set to the one I have setup in the From Email field in WP Mail SMTP settings on my admin dashboard. The same is the case with the from name field.
    Please note that I do not have the Force From Email and Force From Name checkboxes selected in my settings.

    What am I doing wrong?

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