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Sending Email From Web Server

Hi,

I have a contact form on my Wordpress site.

When a user submits the form, and automatic confirmation email is sent to the user.

The confirmation email often ends up in the user's spam folder.

01 - is it possible to change the email address that the confirmation email is sent from... i'd actually like to have it sent from an email address on another domain

02 - can you suggest any ways to help improve the sending of the email so that it doesn't end up in the spam folder.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks Ray. I think point 03 is what I need.

So would it best to use, or is it possible to use SendGrid or something similar so that I can send it from a different email domain?

Do third party email systems allow you to do that?
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I'm guessing you can use SendGrid for something like this, but you would have to talk with them about the specifics.  There are laws about impersonating a different domain, and the penalties can be quite severe (handcuffs and jail time) so the professional email services are naturally quite careful to help you stay on the good side of the law!
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Ok, but surely it would be ok, if you verified your domain with the 3rd party
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... but surely it would be ok, if ...
This is a legal question, as well as a technical one.  You should probably consult your lawyer.  But first, why not take the easy path?  Just sign up for the free trial at Constant Contact and see what they can do for you.  They've been doing this for quite a few years, I've used them extensively, and they are very good at what they do.
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Thanks guys, i'll check each of them out now.