Wordpress Won't Send Contact Form Emails


I’ve only just noticed that a few of my Wordpress sites won’t send the emails from the Contact form. I am using a plugin called Contact Form 7.

I presume it is because Digital Ocean don’t install a SMTP server in the Wordpress 1 click installation.

Does anyone know how i could get these to work. Please bare in mind i am far from a server engineer :-) Thanks in advance for your help.

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Bloody DigitalOcean not say and and Bloody DigitalOcean interface not NOTICE that sendmail is always blocked, and you need to get permission with support agent. ;-)

Hello there,

You can use a SMTP plugin for WordPress like EasySMTP. I’ve found this plugin really useful and quite simple to configure.

I’ll also recommend using a third-party mail provider like SendGrid to send your emails. You can also check this tutorial on: Why You May Not Want To Run Your Own Mail Server

Hope that this helps!


The SMTP ports are blocked to avoid spam according to DO, the solution I found at least in wordpress is to create a free account ZOHOMAIL and then do all the DNS records configuration,

then I installed the WP SMTP plugin in Wordpress

I entered the SMTP configuration for Zoho Mail - SSL /es-xl/mail/help/zoho-smtp.html

, I ran a test and solved!