Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » the sender name in outgoing WordPress emails changed

  • Until two days ago, emails that WordPress sends for the contact form submission and moderating comments came from “WordPress” and wordpress@thedomaininthelink.

    Today, that changed and it comes from Patricia Hope instead of WordPress. The email still has the correct WordPress email.

    We did not change any name. The settings are still set up the way they always have been. I can’t find any place that would show Patricia Hope as a sender’s name instead of WordPress. I looked to see if there was a new plugin added and didn’t see one.

    Thank you for your help

    I originally posted this in the Fix WordPress forum. They referred me here because I am using the Contact Form 7 plugin for the contact page and other forms.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    Who’s Patricia Hope?

    Thread Starter janismcadoo

    (@janismcadoo)

    I have no idea. The emails used to say WordPress. Now they say Patricia Hope. We didn’t change anything.

    Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    Are you sure if those email really come from WordPress?

    Thread Starter janismcadoo

    (@janismcadoo)

    I’ve checked some more and there was a person named Patricia Hope who contacted us via the contact form. Not long after, the emails started coming from Patricia Hope instead of WordPress.

    The emails are from people who filled out our contact form. Or, people who comment on the blog where we have comment moderation turned on.

    Those emails used to say WordPress. Now, they say Patricia Hope.

    How could I tell if they are not actually coming from WordPress? The email address says wordpress@(thesitesdomain).

    Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    What mailer do you use?

    Thread Starter janismcadoo

    (@janismcadoo)

    How can I tell? I’m not sure.

    Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    I mean the email client tool you use to read messages, such as Gmail.

    Thread Starter janismcadoo

    (@janismcadoo)

    This goes to a domain email so it’s through cpanel/webmail. I tested on a couple of different emails. One is read by pulling it up in Microsoft Office 365. The other is on a Mac.

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