FIXED Contact Form not Sending Email – Contact Form 7 Tutorial
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FIXED Contact Form 7 not sending an email.
Contact Form Not Sending Email is a problem that many people encounter. The problem is most often caused by server configuration. If your host is unable or unwilling to help you with the configuration you can use a plugin to bypass the server email functions.
To solve this problem we will use a plugin called WP MAIL SMTP. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to fix the contact form not sending an email.
To make this happen the first thing we have to do is install a plugin.
To install this plugin please log into your WordPress dashboard, hover over Plugins, and then click on Add New.
On the next page type “WP Mail SMTP” into the search bar. The plugin we want should be the first one in the top left.
Click on the Install Now button and then click Activate after it’s installed.
A small alert will appear at the top of the page. Click on the “settings menu” link in the alert to go to the plugin settings.
Scroll down that page until you see a section with settings for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AWS, Other SMTP.
If you are using one of those services then use the settings there.
If you are using a different service you’ll need to find equivalent settings for this to work.
What the plugin does is log into your email account and send the emails from your own email account. Which almost guarantees deliverability.
After you’ve filled out the simple form click on save. Then scroll to the very bottom of the page to send a test email.
You may receive an error at this point, especially if you’re using Gmail.
Gmail will block the functionality of the plugin and then send you an email about it. Click on the “allow less secure access” to allow the plugin to access your email account.
You could also create a separate Gmail account just for this plugin to work properly if you want.