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I am using contact form 7 but when i m trying to send msg through contact form it gives error given below Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way.

please help me

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closed as off-topic by birgire, kaiser Jul 28 '14 at 14:30

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You haven't given enough information, so it might have something to do with javascript conflicts, files not loading, server SMTP, etc. Best thing to do is work through the Contact Form 7 issues FAQ at contactform7.com/faq/

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Check your CPANEL to make sure mail isnt going to a local mailbox.

despite any MX settings, if you have a remote mailbox somewhere else, mail sent from wordpress will first go to any local mailbox.

you must disable this in CPANEL/mx entry maintenance.

this solved my issue.

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The following link details a few of the fixes that have worked for some users.


These fixes include:

  • change the wordpress contact form area from section ([your-name] <[your-email]>) to info@yourserver.com.

  • add all fields inside <label>

  • or, use “WP Mail SMTP plugin”. Then you configure your mail server details.

For me personally, I tried the first two options, but it only started working and sending emails after I installed the WP Mail SMTP plugin, and configured it to use the Gmail SMTP server (which required that I created a gmail account, as you need to provide a username and password when connecting to Gmail's server).

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Something goes wrong while mailing the contact form. Maybe the server doesn't allow to send mail via sendmail().

You can use a plugin to send mail via SMTP. These plugins I've used before:

Download and install in WordPress. Enter your SMTP-server on the settingspage.

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Refer to Contact Form 7 - FAQ which now covers this issue in some detail.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Pieter Goosen Sep 30 '15 at 3:57

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