Jump to main content Jump to doc navigation


Name: Site Admin Email Address Type: String Default: Set at Install (see notes below)

The e-mail address used when sending users their usernames and passwords.

Some hosts may not allow MODX to send email if the default email is not a valid email address for the hosted domain. Since emailsender is set upon install to the email address entered for the admin user during setup (which may or may not be a valid email address for the domain), if MODX is failing to send emails check this setting and make sure to set it to a valid email address for the domain.

See Also

modMail for sending emails.

Support the team building MODX with a monthly donation.

The budget raised through OpenCollective is transparent, including payouts, and any contributor can apply to be paid for their work on MODX.


  • modmore
  • Jens Wittmann – Gestaltung & Entwicklung
  • Fabian Christen
  • Digital Penguin
  • Dannevang Digital
  • Sepia River Studios
  • Chris Fickling
  • CrewMark
  • deJaya
  • Following Sea
  • Anton Tarasov
  • eydolan
  • Raffy
  • Lefthandmedia
  • Murray Wood
  • Snow Creative
  • Nick Clark
  • Helen
  • JT Skaggs
  • krisznet
  • YJ
  • Yanni
  • Richard


$366 per month—let's make that $500!

Learn more