WP Easy SMTP allows you to configure and send all outgoing emails via a SMTP server. This will prevent your emails from going into the junk/spam folder of the recipients.
WP Easy SMTP Features
- Send email using a SMTP sever.
- You can use Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, SendGrid, SparkPost, Postmark, Mandrill, Pepipost’s SMTP server if you have an account with them.
- Seamlessly connect your WordPress blog with a mail server to handle all outgoing emails (it’s as if the email has been composed inside your mail account).
- Securely deliver emails to your recipients.
WP Easy SMTP Plugin Usage
Once you have installed the plugin there are some options that you need to configure in the plugin setttings (go to
Settings->WP Easy SMTP from your WordPress Dashboard).
a) WP Easy SMTP General Settings
The general settings section consists of the following options
- From Email Address: The email address that will be used to send emails to your recipients
- From Name: The name your recipients will see as part of the “from” or “sender” value when they receive your message
- Mailer: Integrated support for Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, SendGrid, SparkPost, Postmark, Mandrill, Pepipost
- SMTP Host: Your outgoing mail server (example: smtp.gmail.com)
- Type of Encryption: none/SSL/TLS
- SMTP Port: The port that will be used to relay outbound mail to your mail server (example: 465)
- SMTP Authentication: No/Yes (This option should always be checked “Yes”)
- Username: The username that you use to login to your mail server
- Password: The password that you use to login to your mail server
For detailed documentation on how you can configure these options please visit the WordPress Easy SMTP plugin page
b) WP Easy SMTP Testing & Debugging Settings
This section allows you to perform some email testing to make sure that your WordPress site is ready to relay all outgoing emails to your configured SMTP server. It consists of the following options:
- To: The email address that will be used to send emails to your recipients
- Subject: The subject of your message
- Message: A textarea to write your test message.
Once you click the “Send Test Email” button the plugin will try to send an email to the recipient specified in the “To” field.