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  • Resolved websherpa


    Perhaps this is the intended behaviour but I discovered that when VFB Pro sends outs its emails, it tries to determine a default From Header email address and overrides it if it happens to have a different domain than the site resides on.

    Presumably this is because SOME email servers consider a different “From” domain as a sign of Spam (without other overrides in place).

    However if it detects a different domain it substitutes “wordpress” which is a non-existant email address.

    [ Moderator Note: Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button. Not the single quote. ]

    // Use the admin_email as the From email
    	$from_email = get_site_option( 'admin_email' );
    	// Get the site domain and get rid of www.
    	$sitename = strtolower( $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] );
    	if ( substr( $sitename, 0, 4 ) == 'www.' )
    		$sitename = substr( $sitename, 4 );
    	// Get the domain from the admin_email
    	list( $user, $domain ) = explode( '@', $from_email );
    	// If site domain and admin_email domain match, use admin_email, otherwise a same domain email must be created
    	$from_email = ( $sitename == $domain ) ? $from_email : "wordpress@$sitename";

    I could override this for my purpose, but I was wondering why it was done. Many plugins allow the From email to be the email entered in the Form itself by the user, or taken from a purposeful setting field in the Plugin, or from the domain admin_email as this code does originally. Why not?

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  • I see this was addressed here:

    But I still think there’s some work to be done to figure out a smoother email confirmation Header and Envelope, as I haven’t had these kinds of issues with other form confirmations coming from my WP sites before.

    Plugin Author Matthew Muro


    This behavior is exactly what happens in the wp_mail function.

    I’m replicating it here because of the server issues you mentioned. This email is only used as the Sender and has proven effective.

    The From and Reply-To will always be what you set in the VFB settings. If you look at the rest of the code (especially the headers) you’ll see that.

    Unfortunately, after wrestling with NONCE error, and then inconsistent emailing issues (sometimes it sends confirmations, sometimes it doesn’t), I’ll have to conclude that this Plugin requires a bit more work to employ in production (for us). It is “sooo close” – but the emailing routines (and nonce check) just aren’t playing nice with our server configuration (or something).

    Thank you Matt for your work on this otherwise great Plug-in. We’ll revisit it for use at a later release and you can keep my payments as a donation to a work in progress.

    I would also suggest that for paid Pro versions you include a direct email for support as communicating through the WordPress Forum for specific installation issues is a bit cumbersome.

    Thank you!
    Wayne Powell

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