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Member to Member activity – seen in admin SENT email

  • decteamer


    Hey guys,

    Major privacy flaw here. Any member to member activity – including messages, can be seen from the email sent folder of the site admin.

    • External 3rd party handles the emails.
    • SMTP connected to 3rd party via API.

    Email notifications are a must, but should NOT be visible in the site admin email.

    I assume the best way to solve this is create a new email account, and have site notices coming from this?

    Is this even possible though, to have a WP site admin email and a separate one just for notifications.

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  • shanebp


    I’ve never seen this.
    Perhaps your site has a theme or plugin or extra code that includes an option to cc the site admin on every email.
    Does the site admin also get emails re every comment made on a WordPress post?

    If you using localhost and an email interface like MailHog, you will see all the emails.



    To be clear – this did NOT happen before the switch to external mail client. So there is no hidden CC etc.

    Previously, it was simply set up using POP3 and gmail. (no issues)
    Since connecting via the API – that’s when this began. (able to see all site emails sent).

    I’ve found a snippet, that I’ll explore with. But I’m unsure this will even work now as no emails are sent/received via the WP site (all externally).. stupid spam forced us to move to a different setup.

    // Function to change email address
    add_filter( 'wp_mail_from', 'wpb_sender_email' );
    function wpb_sender_email( $original_email_address ) {
        return '';
    // Function to change sender name
    add_filter( 'wp_mail_from_name', 'wpb_sender_name' );
    function wpb_sender_name( $original_email_from ) {
        return 'Mr Sultrio';
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