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WordPress sends all mail from root@localhost using wp_mail()

I have a Digital Ocean droplet that was configured using the Laravel Forge build scripts.

It comes with LEMP stack setup.

All my emails from a WordPress site I have set up are sending out via root@localhost and consequently been rejected.

Sending via SMTP or the SparkPost API doesnt help nor does changing the email sender in functions.php or using a plugin to change it help.

FML I’ve been stuck on this for a few days already.

Any ideas?


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@jtittle

Hmm I dont think that will work as I’ve implemented an alternate but similar plugin and added the necessary filters to functions.php to over ride the sender and it still doesnt work.

@Baadier

I’d recommend checking this plugin out:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/cb-change-mail-sender/

That plugin should help you to get around the default name and e-mail used by WordPress without having to actually implement the code yourself.

@jtittle

I tried using WP Mail SMTP and using SparkPost which is what I’m using but nothing seems to stop WordPress from using root@locahost as the sender address.

Because the sender address fails validation the mail gets rejected by wp_mail()