Contact Form Email Subject

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Contact" > "General Options"

You can make a small change to the Contact Form subject that ProPhoto creates so each message is unique. These options will dynamically place identifying content into the subject of the Email you receive.  You have four options for dynamic content.

%name% – replaced by the name of the submitter
%email% – replaced by the Email address of the submitter
%date% – replaced by the date of the contact form submission
%time% – replaced by the time of the contact form submission

Separate multiple items by a comma.custom subject example3custom subject commas

You can use a combination of dynamic and static text for your subject, as well.
custom subject example2

custom subject screenshot

This subject corresponds to the settings above.

After making a custom Subject line, you should find that new submissions come through with unique subject lines.

Why this is important

Because of increased security measures that most web hosting companies take, outgoing messages may not have another person’s Email address in the “from” field. Because of this, messages must “come from” your server. Contact Form messages will appear to come from an address like ‘wordpress@yourdomain.com’, ‘youremail@yourdomain.com’, ‘user@box718.bluehost.com’, etc., etc. (this address varies by particular web host)
Even though the sender’s address does not appear in the “from” field, when you click to reply to the Contact Form Email, your reply will go to the sender’s Email address.

Use this Email Subject customization box makes sure that you will avoid this kind of confusion, preventing your incoming messages from being ‘threaded’ together because of a matching sender and subject line. ProPhoto uses a unique field by default, but you may change this setting to suit your needs.



This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Contact" > "General Options"

You can make a small change to the Contact Form subject that ProPhoto creates so each message is unique. These options will dynamically place identifying content into the subject of the Email you receive.

%name% – replaced by the name of the submitter
%email% – replaced by the Email address of the submitter
%date% – replaced by the date of the contact form submission
%time% – replaced by the time of the contact form submission

Separate multiple items by a comma.custom subject example3custom subject commas

You can use a combination of dynamic and static text for your subject, as well.
custom subject example2

custom subject screenshot

This subject corresponds to the settings above.

After making a custom Subject line, you should find that new submissions come through with unique subject lines.

Why this is important

Because of increased security measures that most web hosting companies take, outgoing messages may not have another person’s Email address in the “from” field. Because of this, messages must “come from” your server. Contact Form messages will appear to come from an address like ‘wordpress@yourdomain.com’, ‘youremail@yourdomain.com’, ‘user@box718.bluehost.com’, etc., etc. (this address varies by particular web host)
Even though the sender’s address does not appear in the “from” field, when you click to reply to the Contact Form Email, your reply will go to the sender’s Email address.

Use this Email Subject customization box makes sure that you will avoid this kind of confusion, preventing your incoming messages from being ‘threaded’ together because of a matching sender and subject line. ProPhoto uses a unique field by default, but you may change this setting to suit your needs.

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