This indicates that you are using a server using PHP 5.6 or above and the local SMTP of your hosting account has issue with the domain certificate. This is because PHP 5.6 requires a valid, correctly issued and set up SSL certificate.


Generally a deeper check will show an error similar to the following:


Peer certificate CN=`*.server-host-name.com' did not match expected CN=`your-domain-name.com'


The solution is to either use the servers sendmail facility, but the best solution is to contact your hosting company and ask them to fix the certificate issue.