How to Use SMTP Server to Send WordPress Emails

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How to Use SMTP Server to Send WordPress Emails
Sharda Champagne

Want to deliver your WordPress emails using a SMTP server? We’ll show you how to use SMTP server to send your WordPress emails. WordPress uses PHP mail function to send emails about new user registrations, updates, comments, contact forms, password reset, etc. Due to the nature of PHP mail function, the originated emails are usually get into junk folder. Some popular email provider like,,, would end up blocking the emails from your WordPress based site. In this tutorial, we will show you how to properly configure WordPress to send emails using SMTP. There are many plugins for doing this, but for now we are going to use Post SMTP plugin. There are some advantages we can take when using this plugin if compared to the other similar ones, like the ability to see email log, ability to export-import configuration, etc.

WordPress. How to Use SMTP Server to Send WordPress Emails
Ken Anderson

Do not forget to test your SMTP Settings. WP Mail SMTP comes with an email testing tool. After saving your settings, scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. WP Mail SMTP will send a test message to the email address you provided. If you do not receive the test message, this means that WP Mail SMTP is not configured properly:

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