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Testing email contact forms from local server

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Community Member, 3 Posts

5 April 2017 at 9:56am

Edited: 05/04/2017 9:58am

Hi there,

I am building a contact form which sends an email upon submission using a combination of approaches provided in SilverStripe documentation (Introduction to frontend forms, and Simple contact form).

The code (included below) seems to be working fine, however I am wondering if it is possible to send test emails from a local server (in my case, MAMP) to properly test the functionality.

Many thanks in advance,

public function ContactForm() {
			$form = Form::create(
					FormAction::create('submit', 'Send Message')


			return $form;

		public function submit($data, $form){
			$email = new Email();

			$email->setSubject("Contact Message from {$data["Name"]}");

			$messageBody = "
				<p><strong>Name:</strong> {$data['Name']}</p>
				<p><strong>Message:</strong> {$data['Message']}</p>

			$form->sessionMessage("Thanks for your message, I'll get back to you as soon as I can",'good');

			return $this->redirectBack();


Community Member, 3 Posts

8 April 2017 at 3:06pm

Edited: 08/04/2017 3:08pm

As per have updated the sendmail fields in the php.ini files in MAMP (both in MAMP/bin/php/php5.6.10/conf and MAMP/conf/php5.6.10) to:

 ; For Unix only.  You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").
;sendmail_path =/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i -f 

As per, have updated the mysite/_config/config.yml to include:

  send_all_emails_to: '' 

All to no avail...does anyone have any suggestions how this might be resolved?