I'm using wordpress with contact fom 7 but mails are not working?

Posted July 19, 2015 6.7k views

Please help me i read out many articles and they doesn’t work so please give a appropriate solutions.


  • Have you specified SMTP details? Are you using a transactional mail service like Mandrill or SendGrid?

    An easier way to implement SMTP and get it working is to use a WP plugin like this

    Hope this helps!

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  • First of all thanks!!!!
    No i have no SMTP details i just want to send simple mail through contact form 7 in WordPress.

    If i install Wp Mail SMPT plugin is it paid or free to get login details for SMPT

    Please suggest me via commands it is done and mail works.


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Since you’ve installed the WP Mail SMTP plugin you can use Gmail’s SMTP settings (which are free) to receive contact form emails.

This screenshot has them -

Hello all,

What I could suggest here is using an SMTP plugin for your WordPress site.

That way you will be able to specify an SMTP server with authentication which your emails would be going through. You could for example use SendGrid’s SMTP service. This would drastically increase the delivery rate of your emails as well compared to using plain PHP mail.

I’ve been using this plugin for a while now and it works very well: Easy WP SMTP.

Hope that this helps!

by Lyn Muldrow
Sending emails and notifications including form submit verifications and password resets from your WordPress server or Droplet is an essential function. In this tutorial, learn how to use a WordPress Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) plugin to send emails from your WordPress Droplet or server.