I made a custom form using instructions found at Inchoo. I've created the form and it's appearing properly but the mails are not sending at all. I get an error 'Unable to Send email' which comes from the catch part of the code. Nothing in the system.log or exceptions.log files to give me a clue.

The form has an action of domain.com/postajob/index/sendemail/ and my IndexController.php file looks like this

class BWD_JobForm_IndexController extends Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action
public function sendemailAction()
    //Fetch submited params
    $params = $this->getRequest()->getParams();
    $from_email = Mage::getStoreConfig('trans_email/ident_general/email');
    $from_name = Mage::getStoreConfig('trans_email/ident_general/name');

    $mail = new Zend_Mail();
    $mail->setFrom($from_email, $from_name);
    $mail->addTo($params['email'], $params['name']);
    $mail->setSubject('Test Post a Job Module for Magento');
    try {
    catch(Exception $ex) {

    //Redirect back to index action of (this) inchoo-simplecontact controller

I've also tried methods mentioned here and here but none of them work. For the record, mail sending is enabled in the configuration.

  • @TejabhagavanKollepara This is custom email. – Qaisar Satti Oct 14 '16 at 9:25
  • I've set the cron times to 1 minute and I've been trying it for hours now – VeeK Oct 14 '16 at 9:28
  • Is it possible to get a more detailed description from exception rather than just 'Unable to send'? – VeeK Oct 14 '16 at 9:35

you can try below code for email this is always working for me.

$mail = Mage::getModel('core/email')
->setSubject('Subject :')


And also you can try below code

$emailTemplate  = Mage::getModel('core/email_template');
  • Can you expand your answer for newbies? What's $Data for instance? – VeeK Oct 14 '16 at 9:30
  • your data that you want to send with mail – Murtuza Zabuawala Oct 14 '16 at 9:40
  • Then what's 'msg'? – VeeK Oct 14 '16 at 9:53
  • check updated answer – Murtuza Zabuawala Oct 14 '16 at 9:58

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