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Help me out with how to get email notifications to work. I go to the dashboard, the form, settings, then notifications. I see "admin notifications". I select edit. Then I am presented with a "send to email" that has a name of "{admin_email}". I cannot understand how email notifications from Gravity Forms could work, as Gravity Forms (or WordPress as far as I know), has NO IDEA of my email server parameters such as SMTP Server, etc. Does Gravity Forms contain "sendmail" processes? If it does, I have yet to receive any mail.

What is the parameter {admin_Email}? How is that configured?

Question is: How do I get this configured for my mail server? I have searched the Gravity Forms site and found nothing. I have search Google with nothing found that I noticed was a solution.
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That makes sense. After submitting, I begin to think there must be a built-in server as I could not find a way to configure it. Thanks for the link. I believe I will take your suggestion and go with Mandrill and the plugin. I am on Comcast. They are notorious for blocking and limiting email attachments.

Thanks for your help!!
Oh, yeah. If you are hosting on Comcast or another major cable provider that offers hosting, definitely get your own email server up and running outside of their control.

Mandrill is great, and free up to 12,000 emails a month.
I just got it installed and verified to work, Mandrill,  SMTP plugin and the gravity form integration.

I never got the notification to work on WordPress' default admin_email. It's working now!

Thanks again!