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Post SMTP with Contact Form 7

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How to Use Post SMTP to Send Contact Form 7’s Email Notifications

Creating and managing contact forms for your website is more convenient with the well-liked and widely-used WordPress plugin Contact Form 7. This plugin enables website owners, bloggers, and businesses to quickly and easily create custom forms without learning complex technical concepts or coding. 

Sometimes, website owners encounter the Contact Form 7 not sending emails issue, which prevents them from getting email notifications on form submission.

Keep reading to learn how to resolve this issue with Post SMTP.

Contact Form 7 Not Sending Emails Issue:

When someone submits a Contact Form 7 on your website, you and the person who submitted it typically get an email notification in their inbox. Occasionally, emails from contact forms are delivered to the spam folder or never delivered.

When you fill out the contact form with the required information, click Submit.

You might see the error after clicking on the Submit button.

Now, let’s see How you can fix this issue with Post SMTP.

Install and Activate the Post SMTP Plugin: –

Before getting started, you’ll need to install the Post SMTP plugin.

Let’s cover the steps to set up Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) with Post SMTP. 

You can configure any Mailer service with Post SMTP checkout our Post SMTP Sockets documentation.

Go to the Post SMTP dashboard and click on Start the wizard.

Select the SMTP Mailer: –

A window will pop up containing different Mailer services; select Brevo from there.

Configure and Authenticate SMTP Mailer:- 

There are two required fields for the From Address.

a.     From Email (You must use the same email address you used to log in to your Brevo account.)

b.     From Name.

The “Prevent plugins and themes for changing this” toggle button will be under the From Email and Name fields. Check both of them enabled.

You must enter the API Key to connect your selected mailer with Post SMTP. 

Click the API Key link to redirect to the Brevo API Key screen. 

Generating an API Key: –

Click on Generate a new API Key.

Enter the name of the key and click on Generate.

The API Key will be generated. Copy that and click OK. Return to the tab/window where the Post SMTP is already opened. 

 Now paste the copied API Key in the required field in the Post SMTP setup wizard.

Now click on Save and Continue.

Sending a Test Email: –

A screen will appear with the field Recipient Email Address. This step will allow you to send an email address for testing. 

Enter the Recipient Email Address and click Send Test Email

Click on the Finish button.

You can view the log section by clicking on the “View logs section” buttons or skip to the dashboard by clicking Skip to the dashboard button.

Click Skip to the dashboard.

As you can see, Post SMTP is configured. Now open the Contact Form 7. Fill out the Contact Form with the required information and click Submit.

You will see a message (Thank you for your message. It has been sent) under the Submit button.

Go to the inbox of the email address you used in the form. Here, you can see that the state has been successfully submitted, and you have received that in your email address. 

If you still find it difficult or have any other email deliverability issues, contact us for expert assistance; our expert team will troubleshoot all your email delivery issues and provide SPF, DKIM, and DMARC configuration.

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