The thing is that after configuring Contact Form 7, I found issues sending emails. The Contact Form 7 owner posted a link to a blog that explained how to solve this for specific configurations using WP-Mail-SMTP plugin. This gave some guidance but I had to tweak it a lot (for example, changing from WP-Mail-SMTP to WP-SMTP) to make it work for me, and I hope with the following instructions you will be able to solve it in your site too.
First of all, my configurations:
- Wordpress, version 3.5.2
- Contact Form 7, version 3.4.2
- WP-SMTP, version 1.1.5
- The site is hosted in GoDaddy.
First, you have to change the WP-SMTP configuration. You can do it through Settings -> WP-SMTP. Set the following:
From: my email (ex: "firstname.lastname@example.org")
From Name: "Whatever you like"
SMTP Secure: None
SMTP Authentication: No
All the other fields empty.
You should be able to send a test email using the fields at the bottom of the form. If this works, you're almost done!
Finally, another problem that I found is that you cannot send empty message body in the Contact Form (notice the [your-message] value in the picture below). Based on the Contact Form Docs, I configured the contact form as shown. The field [email-88] is the name of the field email that the user introduced in the form.
The reply-to header was a nice touch that I took from Mario Varga's post.
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