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WordPress HTTP Error 500 via password recovery

I was following this guide and when I click on ‘Forgot password’ and enter my email for a recovery link, it brings me to a page that says, The MYSITE.com page isn’t working MYSITE.com is currently unable to handle this request. HTTP ERROR 500

Here is my nginx/error.log I have sendmail installed with default configuration.

2016/08/21 20:16:01 [error] 2490#2490: *422 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught phpmailerException: Invalid address: wordpress@ in /var/www/MYSITE.com/html/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php:946
Stack trace:
#0 /var/www/MYSITE.com/html/wp-includes/pluggable.php(352): PHPMailer->setFrom('wordpress@', 'WordPress')
#1 /var/www/MYSITE.com/html/wp-login.php(380): wp_mail('MYEMAIL@gmail.c...', '[MYSITE] P...', 'Someone has req...')
#2 /var/www/MYSITE.com/html/wp-login.php(503): retrieve_password()
#3 {main}
  thrown in /var/www/MYSITE.com/html/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php on line 946" while reading response header from upstream, client: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx, server: , request: "POST /wp-login.php?action=lostpassword HTTP/2.0", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock:", host: "MYSITE.com", referrer: "https://MYSITE.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword"
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