Ubuntu 16 + Wordpress + WP Mail SMTP not send contact Form Emails

April 2, 2017 870 views
Email WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

I looked at several questions and answers but I still have doubts

I installed wordpress in ubuntu 16 I have my emails on hostgator
Everything is working well

I installed WP Mail SMTP
But the contact form does not send email

Do I need to install postfix?
Or php email?


1 Answer


Yes, you will need to install postfix (or any other MTA) to handle the actual process of sending emails. Take a look at the following tutorial which will help you accomplish that:

The last step, Forwarding System Mail, is not necessary and can be skipped if you do not want internal system mail to be forwarded to you.

Postfix is a *mail transfer agent* (MTA), an application used to send and receive email. In this tutorial, we will install and configure Postfix so that it can be used to send emails by local applications only — that is, those installed on the same server that Postfix is installed on.
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