[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6947: Emails error with "Could not instantiate mail function" from phpmailer.

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Mon Mar 7 21:19:20 UTC 2016

#6947: Emails error with "Could not instantiate mail function" from phpmailer.
 Reporter:  DJPaul        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.5.1
Component:  API - Emails  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by DJPaul):

 Extensive testing and experiment with @shanebp has revealed a fun quirk
 with PHPMailer. My current thoughts is that our PHPMailer implementation
 needs to match WordPress', so if anyone has had to configure server
 configuration to get `wp_mail()` to work, BudyPress' should just work.

 The only significant difference is that we set the `Sender` property, and
 WordPress doesn't.

 This was somewhat of an oversight because WordPress sets an email's `From`
 and `FromName` properties directly, whereas BuddyPress uses a method...
 which, by default, also sets `Sender` to the `From` address.

 From the following WP trac tickets (just the cream of the crop), there are
 calls for all these settings to be set one way or another, and setting
 `Sender` was tried and reverted years ago because it broke more than it


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