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Reverting to server from default address
January 9, 2008
8:32 am
Kjell
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Please replace the ??? with your data!

  • Your URL: http://www.sommer
  • The browser used: firefox
  • cforms version: 7.0
  • Your Wordpress version: 2.3.2

[desc]: I'm lost, have tried a couple of things. But for one of the blogs where I have cforms configured it keeps using the server default as from address. That's some silly address combined of my username and eg @box452.bluehost.com.

I'm lost as to why, since for my other blog which uses the exact same install of cforms and wordpress (I'm using the virtual multiuser config) takes the values given to Cforms nicely.

the server host allows me to use folder specific php.ini files, so I tried specifying e-mail there too. Which is recognized in other instances, just not in this blog install. I've put php.ini with e-mail address in both the real wordpress install folder and the folder for the blog in question (where I have symlinks to the real install).

Comments moderation still manages to send messages as wordpress@domain.com – leading to believe there's something with my config and cforms.

Anyone with a hint?

January 9, 2008
6:26 pm
Oliver
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Kjell said:

[desc]: I’m lost, have tried a couple of things. But for one of the blogs where I have cforms configured it keeps using the server default as from address. That’s some silly address combined of my username and eg @box452.bluehost.com.

Anyone with a hint?


You can specifically tell cforms to use whatever FROM: address you fancy. I'm not sure that's always a good thing, but you can.

If, however, your emails still get sent with a different FROM: address, then clearly your mail server overwrites the previously set FROM:

Different reasons may apply:

  • the mail server always applies its own 'default' FROM:  address in case it doesn't know/approve the given one
  • the provided FROM: address is wrongly formatted
  • ?
January 10, 2008
8:56 am
Kjell
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huh… I tried removing – which had cforms insert something like this

"sommerstryk" <wordpress@sommerstryk.no>

Which was neither accepted by the server…

Changed back to the proper address – and only that one. Doubled checked with my other blog where it works… exactly same format.

Removed the custom php.ini file agian…

nada …

Must be something I did to that particular blog – either another plugin or how I did the symbolic links with the multiuser setup. I just can't see what's different on this one from the one that works fine.

January 13, 2008
6:43 pm
Kjell
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Hah!

I got it. Found out that the address I wanted to send from had to exist in the Cpanel on my host. Since I'm mostly managing e-mail with Google Apps I hadn't even created one account on the domain I wanted to send from. Created… and it now works fine :-)

Working with cforms is nice… getting to see more and more of the beauties now.

January 13, 2008
7:59 pm
Oliver
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'Glad you found the culprit!

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