How Can I Change Default Reply ToEmail

The question:

I want to set the SMTP settings manually instead of using a plugin. I did this using this resource. However, there is a problem.
If the user clicks “Reply”, a different e-mail appears. Probably I’ve described this before with the plugin. However, I cannot remove it. If I make a new definition as below, it creates a new reply e-mail. Therefore, the past is not erased.
What I want: If the user clicks to reply to the incoming e-mail, only smtp_from e-mail should appear.

My Codes:


define ('SMTP_FROM', '[email protected]');


add_action ('phpmailer_init', 'my_phpmailer_example');
function my_phpmailer_example ($phpmailer) {
$phpmailer-> From = SMTP_FROM;
//My new definition. 
$phpmailer->addReplyTo('[email protected] ',' Information ');

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Depending on your setup and other specifics to your use case, you may want to clear any previous reply addresses. You can do this with $phpMailer->ClearReplyTos(). For example:

add_action ('phpmailer_init', 'my_phpmailer_example');
function my_phpmailer_example ($phpmailer) {
    $phpmailer->addReplyTo('[email protected]', 'EXAMPLE');

Also, if your example code in your question is exactly what you’re using, you need to be careful of a few things:

  1. Make sure your variables are right. For example, the argument in your function is $ phpmailer <-note the space If you have it like that, that could be the source of your problem. Fix the space (i.e. $phpmailer)
  2. The line for your $phpmailer->AddReplyTo() is commented out. Is that intentional? With the comment (“//”), that line will not doing anything.

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