@ls41 This isn't a Gravity Forms issue. Gravity Forms isn't dependent on SMTP. Gravity Forms uses the WordPress mail function to send email. This is 100% entirely dependent upon your web servers ability to properly send the email.
Gravity Forms can only send email if your web server can send email. Your web server is what actually sends the email. Gravity Forms just asks your web server to send it. It's entirely dependent upon your web servers ability to do so.
That is how sending mail with PHP works. PHP doesn't send it. Your web server does, if your web server isn't setup to work properly then you need to do it via an SMTP server. Gravity Forms isn't an SMTP server, it's a forms plugin. We can't make your web server do something it isn't configured to do.
On most web sites, this isn't an issue. GoDaddy is the host that primarily has this problem and their hosting services are nothing but trouble. The second worst when it comes to web servers not sending email properly is DreamHost.
Who is your web host?
Posted 5 years ago on Friday April 15, 2011 | Permalink