The email could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function


#1

Getting this error message when trying to recover passwords in a Bedrock/Sage install of wordpress. I’ve tested in a separate php file and the mail function does appear to be working. My WPForms plugin also seems to send notifications just fine. Though it could be using something besides mail();.

I’ve contacted the host, they said they don’t see anything unusual and that they aren’t blocking the mail() function in any way. Any one run into this issue before?


#2

No, never had an issue due to Bedrock. I’d recommend installing the Post SMTP plugin. It will help you troubleshoot, and comes with a few other useful features, like keeping an email log.


#3

Neither Bedrock or Sage would affect this on their own. Must be something else going on.