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

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

by Expert of Tech

There are some solutions to fix the “The email could not be sent. possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.” error in wordpress. Let’s solve it step by step. 

Solution 1: Use a WordPress plugin if you have dashboard access. 

Install and activate the “WP Mail SMTP by WPForms” plugin. You can download it from the WordPress repository; click here to download the plugin. 

After that, you need to set up the plugin to work correctly. 

SMTP Plugin settings
SMTP Plugin Settings

SMTP Plugin Settings to work “The email could not be sent”:

  • From email: Put an email address that you have on Cpanel or host.
  • From name: Your name or Site title that shows in the mail header. 
  • Mailer: SMTP or IMAP
  • SMTP Host: Server Host
  • SMTP Port: 25
  • Encryption: No Encryption
  • Authentification: Yes
  • Username: Username of your email. 
  • Password: Password of your email. 

Finally, save the setting and test it out by entering another one of your emails and seeing if it is received. If so, then get out and try again.

The “The email could not be sent. possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.” problem should be solved now. If not then try the next solution.

Solution 2: Manage Registered Email-Ids

You have to set up email management on the Cpanel host. 

Login in Cpanel
Login in Cpanel

Login your Cpanel like https://expertoftech/cpanel

Click on registered email ids
Click on registered email ids

Then, Go to “Email Section” > after that, Click on “Registered Email IDs.”

Enter WordPress and submit
Enter WordPress and submit

then add some things before “@” like (wordpress@expertoftech.com)

Or where your wordpress is hosted like for subdomain (wordpress@blog.expertoftech.com). Then submit; it should take 15 min – 60 min to update your host. After that, you can check the “The email could not be sent. possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.” issue. Now you can close Cpanel and enjoy it. 

Solution 3: Enable PHP Mail() function in php.ini

To check the status of the PHP Mail() function write the below code in any PHP file of the root directory.

<?php
phpinfo();
?>
PHP info
PHP info

Then search PHP Mail() function status and if say it disable. so we definitely enable it to work mail function.

Finally, contact your hosting provider and say to enable the PHP Mail() function. After enabling check your website. It should work well now. That’s it.

Solution 4: Firewall is Blocking Traffic

Unblock Firewall to work it properly. if you can’t do it ask to host or hire an expert.

In conclusion, That’s all about “The email could not be sent. possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.” error in WordPress.”. But, if you face any difficulties, feel free to contact one of our experts or email me. I will respond ASAP. To learn more about WordPress speed optimization, click here.

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