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How to configure WordPress to send messages via SMTP
How to configure WordPress to send messages via SMTP

By default, WordPress uses the PHP mail function to send email. It is often recommend to instead use SMTP to send email through WordPress.

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Written by Jay
Updated over a week ago
  1. Login to your WordPress admin account. 

   2. First, you will need to install a plugin named WP Mail SMTP

   3. Once it is installed  and activated, go to Settings >> WP Mail SMTP

4. You can see several configuration options available as follows:

5. Under the Mailer section, select Other SMTP.

6. Then you will need to fill the following field.

From Email - The email address you want to send emails from.
From Name - The name that your emails will be sent from.
Return Path - If you want to match the return path for your emails to the sending email.
SMTP Host - The hostname for your SMTP server;
SMTP Port - The port your server works on.
Encryption - If you have SSL/TLS encryption available for the hostname, you can select this option.
Auto TLS - If your server supports TLS encryption, enable this option.
Authentication - Check if your SMTP server requires authentication.
Username - Username for your SMTP server.
Password -  Password for your SMTP server.

Note: If you are unsure with any the above settings, please be sure to reach out to our support team, we're always more than happy to help 😄

7. Once you have configured your SMTP settings, click Save Settings.

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