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i run a plugin called participant-databaae  ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/participants-database/ )

with this plugin i have the option to send mails to users.

but this does not work: i saw a page - email troubleshooting

question: what is needed to make sure that the e-mail-settings are well and up and running

in other words: how to make  sure that the e-mail prerequisites are all met and fully work well

 i need to know what is needed to have all e-mail-settings in wordpress up.
 love to hear from you

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hello dear experts

note: there are some options to run a smtp-mail-plugin

i have found one: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/use-smtp/

By default, WordPress uses the PHP Mail function to send its emails. However it is better to use SMTP as it handles sending messages better and you can also use it to send emails from a third party mailing service.To begin, first you need to install a plugin named WP Mail SMTP by following the instructions in our tutorial on how to install WordPress plugins. Once the plugin is installed and activated, a new menu will show up under the Settings section called Email. You will need to navigate to it in order to configure WordPress to work with SMTP.

well – with this smtp-plugin i can do alot: Here’s a list of all of them and what do they configure:

    From Email – the email address you want to send emails from – for example email@yourdomain.com;
    From Name – the name that your emails will be sent from;
    Mailer – choose whether you want to use the default Mail function or the SMTP;
    Return Path – check if you want to match the return path for your emails to the sending email;
    SMTP Host – the hostname for your SMTP server;
    SMTP Port – the port your server works on;
    Encryption – if you have SSL/TLS encryption available for that hostname, select it here;
    Authentication – check if your SMTP server requires authentication;
    Username – the username for your SMTP server;
    Password – the password for your SMTP server;


Once you configure those parameters, simply click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

but wait: i want to know if it is possible to run with the basic e-mail-settings… how to check them!? What to do to get to know if the e-mail settings correct….

but - above all; i think that - in general we need  to have PHPMail up and working.
if we want to  do this with SMTP we need the following basic parameter,






well i need to chek if the basic settings are well - so that mails can be sent


guess that i can do this with a view on the info-php settings , can´t i!?

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hello dear PHP-Freaks


update: these data below – i have taken out of the configuration on the php

sendmail_path    /bin/true    /bin/trueserialize_precision    17    17short_open_tag    Off    OffSMTP    localhost    localhostsmtp_port    25    25sql.safe_mode    Off    Offsys_temp_dir    /tmp    /tmptrack_errors    Off    Off



are there more Essentials and configuration-details that have to be met on the SERVER
in other words – do i have to take care for ___more___ configuration-details on the server!?

which are the important SERVER-Parameters for EMail? 



when i get all right then i have to



a. take care that the preliminary configurations are met on the Server – and then
b. i go to the Backend of WP and have a look at the Konfigurationens for the mailing…+

is this correct!?



love to hear from you



yours dil_bert


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update: Changing the WordPress email “from” address without a plugin


probably this may help me: 


WordPress relies on a function called wp_mail() to send email.  
chad Butler has tought me some ways to fix the malfunction of the wp_mail() he has created a function: This function is essentially a wrapper for the phpmailer class.  
if wp_mail default email “from” address cannot be configured via the WordPress admin panel there is a solution.  

this function and its related functions are both pluggable and can be filtered.  

Chad has creted a simple filter.

wp_mail() relies on some other outside information, some of which is wp_mail_from (an email address) and
wp_mail_from_name (the real name given to the email address).  

Chad: Since cheap levitra that is all we want to change, we are just going to filter those.
Filtering the email address

Add a filter for the email address using ‘add_filter’:
add_filter( 'wp_mail_from', 'my_mail_from' );
function my_mail_from( $email ) {
    return "change-this-to-your-email-address";

Filtering the email name

Now add a filter for the name of the email address:

add_filter( 'wp_mail_from_name', 'my_mail_from_name' );
function my_mail_from_name( $name ) {
    return "My Name";

The functions.php file

chad advices to add these two filters and their accompanying functions to the theme’s functions.php file.  

he states:

- go to the Appearance > Editor menu in the WP Admin Panel,
- then find ‘functions.php’ in the list of theme files on the right.  
- Add these filters and you are done

see more infos at: http://www.butlerblog.com/2011/07/08/change-wordpress-email-from-address-without-a-plugin/


probably this may help me:  i will try this out

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