wp_mail() is a wrapper for PHPMailer which is a wrapper for PHP’s mail() function.

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Why won't wp_mail() let me set the From: header when plain old PHP mail() will?

When I use wp_mail( $to, $subject, $message, $headers ) (with values in place, of course), the email gets sent with a from name and email that isn't set anywhere I can find (not even in PHP or Apache ...
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What is the advantage of using wp_mail?

What is the advantage of using wp_mail() over mail(). Codex says they're similar, but they seem to be very similar.
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What's the easiest way to setup SMTP settings programmatically?

Assume we have blank WP site and we want to setup SMTP settings programmatically in our plugin or theme. What's the easiest way to do it without changing core files?
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Is there a way to send HTML formatted emails with Wordpress' wp_mail function?

Is there an action_hook or something similar that could help me achieve this? I tried adding markup in a PHP string variable and just fired off an email with the wp_mail function like so: $email_to ...
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Wordpress refuses to send mail, “…your host may have disabled the mail() function”

I recently implemented a comment area on my website and tried to get the email notification functionality to work. It doesn't seem to want to send email notifications when new comments are made. Just ...
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wp_mail is undefined

I am writing a plugin that opens up a form to invite people to a website by email and want to use wp_mail(). Whenever I use the wp_mail() function in any file in my plugin folder I always end up ...
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Using wp_mail with attachments but no attachments received

Ok I give up. Been looking at multiple examples including this one. I get the email no problem but there are no attachments. Am I missing the content/type of file type? All the examples I've seen ...
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wp_mail and BCC headers

I'm using WP 3.3.1 I am trying to add BCC onto the headers of an email I'm sending out, but the BCC is not being added. public $from = "sender@example.com"; public $replyTo = "sender@example.com"; ...
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Using wp_schedule_single_event with arguments to send email

I'm trying to schedule a pseudo cron job to send an email after a set amount of time utilizing a WordPress plugin. So far, I've been able to make this code run when I hard code the email address and ...
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wp_mail - Remove sitename from email subject

Can some one tell me how to remove site name from email subject. As of now my email subject looks like this [sitename] - Subject goes here I want it to look like this Subject goes here I ...
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wp_mail function timing out

I have the following function. This is part of a membership-based site. When a post of the type "message" is moved to Publish status, it should send an email to all users who belong (custom user meta) ...
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How do I override the Message-ID header of wp_mail function?

I have a custom notification function for our comments editor, who prefers to have all comments from one article threaded together in her email client. To achieve this, I'm creating a custom ...
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Different wp_mail_from and wp_mail_from_name for specific situations

I'm wondering how to create differents wp_mail_from and wp_mail_from_name for specific actions that use the built-in mail system in Wordpress. For example, when a new comment comes, notify the user ...
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Using wordpress templating for html emails

Im working on a plugin that needs to send out an email after a form submission. Im using wp_mail for this, and it works perfectly fine. My problem is that in my code the html is generated by a bunch ...
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Email sent from WordPress has html tags

Instead of: Hello, Thank you dfasdfasdfasdf asdf asdf asdfas dfs Please, feelasdf asdf asdf I am getting something like this in the email that arrives to my mailbox: <p>Hello,</p> ...
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Mail not sent when I set HTML headers

$subject = get_the_title(); $sender_name = get_bloginfo('name'); $blog_url = get_bloginfo('url'); $to = 'myemail@mydomainname.com'; $subject = 'the subject'; $message = 'hello'; $headers = ...
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_mail()

I am using a plugin wordpress-simple-paypal-shopping-cart for my cart requirement. I am trying to send an email through this plugin when some payment is made by using IPN. My code : $invoiceProducts ...
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Joining confirmation email

When a super admin adds a network user to a blog via wp-admin/user-new.php where does that confirmation email come from? How do I change? It says incorrectly comes from Wordpress@example.com ...
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Send an email when custom post type category is changed

This is the first time I've attempted to write an action hook. My CPT has 4 categories. I'm trying to make WP automatically sends an email notification when the category is changed. By change I ...
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Using wp_mail - verify that email was sent?

When using wp_mail, is there any way to verify that the email was sent correctly?
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Adding an Attachment to Contact Form Using wp_mail

Would anyone be kind enough to explain to me how to attach an uploaded file to an email generated using wp_mail? I've built the form but all the questions I can find online refer to attaching a ...
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Pluggable function and activation check?

Plugin is defining pluggable wp_mail() function. My idea was to check if function is defined already and throw warning if other plugin beat me to it. However this warning causes issues on activation. ...
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wp_mail script with jquery post

need to send an email from a page when a form is submitted. Thought i'd use jquery post but not really sure where to start. Would i use wp_mail? And if so how could it be called ? Sorry if that ...
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Need clarification on how to correctly call wp_mail()

I want to call wp_mail() from a non-template php file, but when I do so it fails and I don't understand why. For example, let's say I have a php file that consists of only this: <?php echo ...
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If new comment posted in custom post - send notification to custom email from custom field

I have custom post type "Art masters". Each post is master's profile. In their profiles isset custom fiels name "master_email". I need to send for master email notification every time if new ...
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Adding second Email address for WP user notifications

The WP systems sends a lot of mails to authors. There also plugins who use email notifications for authors. But, let say I have a user, who is managed by two persons (because it's a company, an ...
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Email all subscribers when i do an action

I've created this function: function email_subscribed_users($event) { $users = get_users('role=subscriber'); foreach ($users as $user) { $accepted = get_user_meta($user->ID, ...
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How to send mail to subscribers using wp_mail

I'm just starting out with making plugins and I'm trying to make a simple one that will mail a notification to subcribers whenever i make a new post so far i have add_action( 'publish_post', ...
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Email Post Attachment on wp_insert_post Action

I have a frontend form that uses wp_insert_post() to programmatically insert posts into the site with "pending" status. I'm also using insert_attachment() to attach the submitted file to the post. ...
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How to apply the “retrieve_password_message” filter?

I would like to change the body of the password reset email that WP sends out with something more friendly. I am trying to use the "retrieve_password_message" filter but I am messing it up. Can ...
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Unable to override pluggable function wp_mail

A couple of days ago, my wordpress blog hosted on openshift suddenly stopped sending me mails and notifications. Until now I'd never bothered how wordpress handled mail sending since they always ...
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Error when requesting password reset email - wp authentication

I get the following error whenever a user tries to request a password reset email: The e-mail could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function. As per ...
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wp_mail is sending two emails when used after retrieving session data

I'm using the wp_mail function to send emails in WordPress. Before I run the function, I retrieve a heap of data from a session and some others from a form that was just submitted. For example: ...
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Email notification via WP_Mail on published custom post type

I've been trying to get an email notification to fire when a new custom post type (in this case, "event"), is published. I've tried a few things and settled down to this simple example that, I ...
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3 different mail notifications

I'm building a small tracker and need to send mail notifications on specific actions. Thought-out notifications: Administrator gets a notification email when a new ticket is published Author gets a ...
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Do I have to override the wp_mail() pluggable function with writing a plugin?

If I want to override wp_password_change_notification, do I have to write a plugin to do this? It seems to have no effect in functions.php of my theme. The only thing I need to do is change the ...
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wp_mail not recognizing cc and bcc headers

I am using WordPress 3.1.3 I am getting following notices when I use wp_mail with cc and bcc headers. Notice: Undefined variable: cc in ...
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Change Default wp_mail From, Without Affecting Gravity Forms

I have a question about changing the default sender From name/email on default wp_mail notifications (e.g., Lost Password response), but WITHOUT it messing up notifications being passed on by Gravity ...
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Can I configure WordPress to use postfix without a plugin?

I am developing a WordPress site on a vagrant box and have installed postfix in order to test email notifications. At this guest OS (Ubuntu) level, I am able to end a test email: echo "Test mail ...
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wp_mail 200 response but no mail sent

I'm trying to send email from WP using ajax to validate the form and wp_mail to send the mail. The form is a basic form with id names on the fields The js validtion looks like this ...
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wp_mail() inside AJAX handler never returns

We have an AJAX handler called by jQuery.ajax() that takes a document stored on the server and mails it to the user. At the bottom there is a call to wp_mail like so: $status_wpmail = ...
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Emailing passwords: Setup installed on home server using XAMPP

I've just delved into the WP world and all in all it's going quite well. I have a server at home that I'm using to host the sites. All is working fine except the password emails are not being sent ...
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wp_mail not sending when attachment

I'm searching for an hour and my problem is this : I have the following code : //This is an absolute path $attachments = array( $path ); $headers = 'From: My Name <'.$email_expediteur.'>' . ...
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wp_mail file attachment not being placed in upload folder?

I have a form where I want users to be able to select an image to upload. The image gets temporarily uploaded to the wp-content/uploads folder, is attached to the e-mail and then is destroyed. Right ...
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wp_mail isn't making the from header correctly

So I've got a couple of different plugins which I'm attempting to change the from address of the email header. I've tried using the filters, but it's simply sending the email as the admin user ...
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How can I replace Email addresses with BitMessage Addresses througout wordpress?

BitMessage (bitmessage.org) is a peer-to-peer email system kind of based on BitTorrent. By itself, this software and its' messages are not compatible with email, so in order to send an email to a ...
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Mail function is not working

My mail function is not working. When I submit form it says mail sent. But not receiving. I tried echo if the mail sent. It is also working. What is the issue here? Anything with mail function ? ...
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Using wp_schedule_event to send emails including links

I'm trying to write a simple plugin using wp_schedule_event to send emails. The first example below works fine, but in the second (where I try to include a url within the email) nothing happens. Why? ...
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Trying to get author'email for sending email from single.php page in wordpress?

I am trying to get author's email in order to send a email form single.php page in WordPress. Actually I would like to get output in quotes in order to send email with wp_mail function. Right?? Here ...
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Website needs to be opened for wp_mail to work

I have a custom post type Events. In that post type, I can schedule events with a date and time. Whenever I publish an event, it will automatically send an email to the users 2 days before the event. ...