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Contact form not sending




16 February 2010 at 1:35am Community Member, 37 Posts


I am sorry for cross posting (, but I think my original post was probably not very inspired and not properly phrased.

I have followed the SSbits tutorial ( to create a very simple contact form.

It worked fine on my (free) testing host (X10hosting), but stopped working when I moved the site to its final destination on GoDaddy.

GoDaddy already has its server address (SMTP = in its php.ini, but I also added ini_set("SMTP", ""); in the _config.php for good measure.

The mail appears to be sent properly, but is never received anywhere.

My question is more about how to troubleshoot this. How can I capture some error message or understand where something is going wrong?

Or more simply, does anyone have a solution, that preferably does not involve editing the core files, as some people suggested (in order to use PHP_mailer instead of the standard PHP mail()).

Thanking you in advance..