i have enabled the contact module, and when i submit the contact form, i get the "your message has been sent" message, but no email is ever sent.
i have confirmed that both relevant email addresses (from and to) are valid and can send/receive email. i have also tested that php on the host can in fact send email when i execute my own simple code using php's built in mail() function.
this code below (just copied from a simple example), when placed in its own file in the docroot, works fine and the email is in fact sent (addresses changed). i moved the code to a comment below.
am i missing something in configuring backdrop's mail system?
thanks for any thoughts.