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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#5294 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

$phpmailer->Sender line prevents comment notifications from being received

Reported by: stitzelj Owned by: westi
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.3.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by foolswisdom)

$phpmailer->Sender line prevents comment notifications from being received on hosts that do "callout verification" unless wordpress@[domain] is a valid email address.


Ensure, that the email address wordpress@[domain] is a valid email address.


Remove the following line in wp-includes/pluggable.php which was added in WP 2.3.1:

228  $phpmailer->Sender = apply_filters( 'wp_mail_from', $from_email ); 

Attachments (1)

no-sender.php (379 bytes) - added by westi 8 years ago.
WordPress plugin to reverse the change

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Change History (25)

#1 @Viper007Bond
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.5 to 2.3.2
  • Version set to 2.3.1

Works just fine for me, so it must be a server configuration thing.

#2 @stitzelj
8 years ago

Hm, that figures. And I have no control over server settings, so I guess I'll just have to tag that line out everytime I upgrade from now on.

#3 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

stitzelj, hopefully not, the trick is figuring out why it doesn't work for you, and how general the problem is.

#4 @stitzelj
8 years ago

Any suggestions on what I can check on my end are welcome.

#5 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

My guess is this relates to #5273, and "callout verification". If you create an email address of wordpress@[blogdomain] do you receive the comments? (Or update $from_email in pluggable.php to be equal to an existing email address)

#6 @stitzelj
8 years ago

Neither of those corrected the problem.

#7 @stitzelj
8 years ago

As it turns out, ticket #5273 that you pointed out is a problem for me, as well. I have a multi-author blog I'm also running that takes new contributors as they come, and neither of the last two that have signed up (both since I upgraded to 2.3.1) have received their verification emails and get email server connection errors when they try to request a new email with a password.

#8 @westi
8 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to westi
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#9 follow-up: @danahuff
8 years ago

I am having the same problem, and it appears that the e-mails being sent out to people who subscribe to my blog might not be receiving them. I had quite a few bounced e-mails in my main box.

#10 @stitzelj
8 years ago

Problem solved once I set up the wordpress@[domain] email address. I messed up the initial setup of the account earlier, which is why it didn't seem to fix the problem. I've re-uploaded the original 2.3.1 version of the pluggable.php file, and it works fine. Apparently, the original root email address that was set up when bought my account was no longer adequate when I upgraded to 2.3.1.

#11 in reply to: ↑ 9 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

Followed up with danahuff by email, and her issue doesn't seem to relate. It seems to be a hosting issue.

#12 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from $phpmailer->Sender line prevents comment notifications from being sent to $phpmailer->Sender line prevents comment notifications from being received

#13 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#14 @Sportech
8 years ago

Removing the line in pluggable.php solved my problem. I would hate to have to make this fix everytime I upgrade wordpress

8 years ago

WordPress plugin to reverse the change

#15 follow-up: @westi
8 years ago

Could you try the attached plugin to see if this also fixes the issue for you.

This should ensure you don't have to change core files

#16 in reply to: ↑ 15 @Sportech
8 years ago

Replying to westi:

Could you try the attached plugin to see if this also fixes the issue for you.

This should ensure you don't have to change core files

This plugin worked.

#17 @haniobaid
8 years ago

I've been running without issues for several months. Stopped getting comment notification emails as soon as I upgraded from 2.3 to 2.3.1

Added wordpress@… email to my bluehost cpanel. it didn't help.

Tried the plugin above, also didn't help

#18 @haniobaid
8 years ago

I removed the line mentioned above from pluggable and now I get the emails

#19 @silkenhut
8 years ago

I followed the instructions here like

creating the wordpress@…
deleting line 228 from pluggable.php
and even installing/activating the plug-in

but I still can't receive any emails.

#20 @lloydbudd
8 years ago

silkenhut, the 1st step may be to work with your host to confirm that the emails are being sent, and what happens to them.

#21 @geoffarnold
8 years ago

Just one more data point: I installed 2.3.1, and had no problem with email notifications; then I upgraded to PHP5 (yeah, I know), and started losing most (but not all) notifications. I deleted the infamous line 228, but it didn't help.

#22 @santosj
8 years ago

Upgrading to PHP5 shouldn't have caused this issue. Is it possible to downgrade to PHP4 and see that it works? Also, if you still have the old PHP4 installation on another site, see what the phpinfo() says. Specifically, about send_mail (or sendmail), compare the two, if you can and report back.

#23 @lloydbudd
8 years ago

  • Milestone 2.3.2 deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Duplicate of #5273 .

#24 @paulistabmw
10 months ago

I would like to thank the giant stitzelj and westi the great tip! I could solve my problem just by changing the word "From" with "Sender" on line 382 of file pluggable.php! now receive e-mail notifications of wordpress version 4.1 without problems! I leave the code here for anyone wanting to $phpmailer->From = apply_filters( 'wp_mail_from', $from_email ); see one print: http://i.imgur.com/TM1Hq5m.png?1 excuse my terrible English, I'm Brazilian! big hug

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