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BuddyPress Email Notification Ignoring SMTP Server Settings?


  • kmligue
    Participant

    @kmligue

    I installed https://wordpress.org/plugins/postman-smtp/ on my WP (v 4.6) + BuddyPress (v 2.6.2) site, then configured it to use my Gmail account’s SMTP server settings.

    The emails sent by the site uses the SMTP settings when:

    – A member registers and PMPRo (https://tl.wordpress.org/plugins/paid-memberships-pro/) sends out an email confirmation
    – Emails sent using the plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/email-users/)

    (I can see these sent emails in the “Sent” folder of my Gmail account.)

    However, when BuddyPress sends out an email (e.g. email notification for friend request, etc.), it seems to ignore the SMTP server settings I have configured. Instead, it uses the server’s default.

    How do I make BuddyPress email notifications send using my Gmail SMTP server settings?

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  • Brajesh Singh
    Participant

    @sbrajesh

    The problem is BuddyPress does not uses wp_mail.

    The plugin postman-smtp overrides the wp_mail function to send emails, so any emails sent via wp_mail is sent through the smtp settings provided.

    BuddyPress uses custom instance of PHP Mailer to send emails and that’s why these settings are not effective. You can force BuddyPress to use wp_mail by putting the following code in your bp-custom.php

    
    add_filter('bp_email_use_wp_mail', '__return_true');
    

    But in that case BuddyPress will only send text emails (Not the rich html emails you might have seen earlier).

    Hope that helps.


    kmligue
    Participant

    @kmligue

    @sbrajesh, thank you for your suggestion. It works. However, we do need to send rich HTML emails. Is there a way we can configure BuddyPress’ custom instance of PHP Mailer to use our SMTP server?


    6logics
    Participant

    @6logics

    we do need to send rich HTML emails. Is there a way we can configure BuddyPress’ custom instance of PHP Mailer to use our SMTP server?

    I am also looking forward to this option. I am using Gmail SMTP plugin to send email and it is causing to send plain text.


    6logics
    Participant

    @6logics

    I fixed it by changing the code in function bp_send_email in file /buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-functions.php.

    Before:

    $must_use_wpmail = apply_filters( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', $wp_html_emails || ! $is_default_wpmail );
    
    	if ( $must_use_wpmail ) {
    		$to = $email->get( 'to' );
    
    		return wp_mail(
    			array_shift( $to )->get_address(),
    			$email->get( 'subject', 'replace-tokens' ),
    			$email->get( 'content_plaintext', 'replace-tokens' )
    		);
    	}

    After:

    $must_use_wpmail = apply_filters( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', $wp_html_emails || ! $is_default_wpmail );
    
    	if ( $must_use_wpmail ) {
    		$to = $email->get( 'to' );
    
    		return wp_mail(
    			array_shift( $to )->get_address(),
    			$email->get( 'subject', 'replace-tokens' ),
    			$email->get_template( 'add-content' )
    		);
    	}

    Jay
    Participant

    @uscore713

    @6logics – Thanks! This is exactly what I needed to effect the use of BuddyPress email templates with Postman SMTP.

    It’s a shame the core code has to be modified, but until some sort of filter can be provided (eg, “bp_email_force_use_of_templates”), this seems to be our only recourse. Perhaps something along the lines of:

    $must_use_wpmail = apply_filters( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', $wp_html_emails || ! $is_default_wpmail );
    
    	if ( $must_use_wpmail ) {
    		$to = $email->get( 'to' );
    
    		$use_template = $wp_html_emails && 
    		return wp_mail(
    			array_shift( $to )->get_address(),
    			$email->get( 'subject', 'replace-tokens' ),
    			apply_filters( 'bp_email_force_use_of_templates', false ) ?
    				$email->get_template( 'add-content' ) :
    				$email->get( 'content_plaintext', 'replace-tokens' )
    		);
    	}
    

    balebond
    Participant

    @balebond

    Does this fix still work for you? My buddypress registration emails still don’t go out but the Post SMTP test emails do.

    Hi everyone. I am doing a site called https://loveplove.com

    After having read all forums, what worked for me was using WP Mail SMTP plugin was putting the following code. Please note I am just putting together various codes together from authors in those forums so you find it easily. In your bp-core-functions php file add the following:

    add_filter(‘bp_email_use_wp_mail’, ‘__return_true’);

    add_filter( ‘wp_mail_content_type’, function( $content_type ) {
    $content_type = ‘text/html’;
    return $content_type;
    } );

    $must_use_wpmail = apply_filters( ‘bp_email_use_wp_mail’, $wp_html_emails || ! $is_default_wpmail );

    if ( $must_use_wpmail ) {
    $to = $email->get( ‘to’ );

    return wp_mail(
    array_shift( $to )->get_address(),
    $email->get( ‘subject’, ‘replace-tokens’ ),
    $email->get_template( ‘add-content’ )
    );
    }

    add_filter( ‘wp_mail’, function( $array ) {
    // Set conditions here.

    $array[‘message’] = ‘Change this’;
    return $array;
    } );

    DELETE THE FOLLOWING:

    $must_use_wpmail = apply_filters( ‘bp_email_use_wp_mail’, $wp_html_emails || ! $is_default_wpmail );

    if ( $must_use_wpmail ) {
    $to = $email->get( ‘to’ );

    return wp_mail(
    array_shift( $to )->get_address(),
    $email->get( ‘subject’, ‘replace-tokens’ ),
    $email->get( ‘content_plaintext’, ‘replace-tokens’ )
    );
    }

    LovePlove


    blackdeer
    Participant

    @blackdeer

    @loveplove can you share your wp_mail conditions for WP Mail SMTP?
    Can’t seem to make those changes go through.
    Thank you.


    Philippe
    Participant

    @philippebrousse

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for this feed providing a working solution to an issue apparently shared by many.

    @BuddyPress-team, do you guys think it would be possible to implement a solution in bp-core similar to what @uscore713 suggested?

    I am not yet familiar enough to comprehend the need to work with plain-text emails when a custom smtp provider is defined…

    Many thanks,

    Phil


    shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    @philippebrousse

    I agree that it is an ongoing issue.
    Please open a ticket here.


    Philippe
    Participant

    @philippebrousse

    Thanks @shanebp, I have done that 😉 !


    Mathieu Viet
    Moderator

    @imath

    Hi @philippebrousse and @shanebp

    I’ve seen the ticket(s) (I think #8104 & #8108 are duplicates) about this need.

    In the meantime, you can still send BP Emails in text/html using wp_mail using these filters:
    https://gist.github.com/imath/4faef242ae104c65ddb9ec711ea37189


    Philippe
    Participant

    @philippebrousse

    Thanks @imath,

    I was about to share your snippet here!

    Works like a charm for me.


    kavilk
    Participant

    @kavilk

    Hello, anyone can explain to me more about that, I’m trying to this but HTML email format not working. it’s mean email > customize page showing HTML email format not send to email.


    kavilk
    Participant

    @kavilk

    Hello, anyone can explain to me more about that discussion, I’m also trying to this but HTML email format not working. it’s mean email > customize page showing HTML email format not send to email.

    I’m using this php file (https://gist.github.com/imath/4faef242ae104c65ddb9ec711ea37189) and it host on my wp-content > Plugins folder.


    alwaysalready
    Participant

    @alwaysalready

    I found a way to resolve this problem using a mixture of ideas others have shared (including @6logics and @loveplove). I’ve put the details in a blog post here. In summary, what worked for me was the following in the bp-custom.php file:

    // Set BP to use wp_mail
    add_filter( 'bp_email_use_wp_mail', '__return_true' );
     
    // Set messages to HTML
    remove_filter( 'wp_mail_content_type', 'set_html_content_type' );
    add_filter( 'wp_mail_content_type', 'set_html_content_type' );
    function set_html_content_type() {
        return 'text/html';
    }
     
    // Use HTML template
    add_filter( 'bp_email_get_content_plaintext', 'get_bp_email_content_plaintext', 10, 4 );
    function get_bp_email_content_plaintext( $content = '', $property = 'content_plaintext', $transform = 'replace-tokens', $bp_email ) {
        if ( ! did_action( 'bp_send_email' ) ) {
            return $content;
        }
        return $bp_email->get_template( 'add-content' );
    }
    //Optionally remove the filter above after it's run
    remove_filter('wp_mail','redirect_mails',20);
     
    // Optionally change your email address
    add_filter('wp_mail_from','noreply_from');
    function noreply_from($from) {
      return 'noreply@YOUR_DOMAIN.org'; //Replace 'YOUR_DOMAIN.org' with email address
    }
    
    // Optionally change your from name
    add_filter('wp_mail_from_name','noreply_from_name');
    function noreply_from_name($name) {
        return 'YOUR_DOMAIN No-Reply'; //Replace 'YOUR_DOMAIN No-Reply' with the from name
    }
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