December 7, 2009 at 7:59 am #529amin007Participant
Update: You should always try to use the “Use WordPress Mailing System” option in the plugin settings (this option is better for email deliverability).
If you have the “Use WordPress Mailing System” checkbox checked the plugin will use the WordPress mail function to send emails.
If you uncheck this option then the plugin will use a simple PHP mail script that comes with this plugin to email the purchase details.
Each of this option have it’s advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage of unchecking this setting is that the plugin can use a PHP mail script which gives more control over the email that is being sent out (eg. you can specify custom STMP port number). Now, if you are on a dedicated server like myself then you will most likely go with this path and you won’t have any issues but the truth is that some of you will be using a shared hosting plan and many shared hosting servers can block emails from random PHP script.
To avoid this email blocking this “Use WordPress Mailing System” option was introduced so you can have WordPress do the emailing for you cause WordPress is a known platform and emails from it wont’ be blocked.
You can use the following format in the “From Email Address” field in the settings menu of the plugin to specify a from name and email address:
Your Name <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We have also created the following plugin which lets you customize the “From Name” of your all outgoing mails from WordPress:
So, now you can customize the from name to say something like your company name (eg. Tips and Tricks HQ) and all outgoing mails from wordpress will have that name.February 13, 2010 at 12:30 am #16528BrownieMember
Thanks for the great Plugin and service.
I’m using a shared hosting plan with the option checked “Use WordPress Mailing System”. Should we not use that option?
Are there any security issues if I continue using the WordPress Mailing System option?
Warm regardsFebruary 13, 2010 at 4:22 am #16529amin007Participant
As far as I know there is no security issues with using this option.February 26, 2010 at 11:17 am #16530PamelaMember
Thanks, PamDecember 13, 2011 at 4:37 am #16531robthecomputerguyMember
Hi, I’ve been using eStore for about 2 months now, and something tells me I don’t need this plugin anymore because I filled in a field right after that box with my “from” email and it’s using that email. So is this a deprecated topic of sorts now? Thanks in advance.December 13, 2011 at 7:02 am #16532adminKeymaster
If you have the email address filled in using the following format then you don’t need the change from email address plugin:
Name <email@example.com>June 23, 2012 at 3:11 am #16533brettanewtonMember
I am having issues installing this plugin. When I click the download link the file created is this change-mail-from.php. I do not know how to open this file or unzip it. I tried writing .zip at the end and uploading it into wordpress but that did not work. Any advice?June 23, 2012 at 6:02 am #16534adminKeymaster
When you download that plugin you are suppose to get the following file:
You don’t have to open this file. Do the following to install this plugin from that zip file:
1. Go to the “Add New” plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
2. Click the ‘”upload” tab
3. Browse for the plugin file (change-wp-mail-from-details.zip)
4. Click “Install Now” and then activate the plugin
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