The following Easy WP SMTP Plugin Settings tutorial shows you how to set up SMTP server in your site to easily send outgoing emails.
Last Updated: December 20, 2020
Latest News: Updated the documentation.
There are times that your server might not work well with your outgoing emails. That is when you need Easy WP SMTP plugin. This little but powerful plugin will help you get all your outgoing e-mails to their destination. This plugin will also help you to prevent your emails from going into the junk/spam folder of the recipients.
Easy WP SMTP 1.4.5 changelog.
- Made another change to the debug logging functionality to only output the email header (instead of the full email).
- We understand that having the full email in the log file (when debug logging is enabled) to do troubleshooting is helpful but some users can forget to disable the logging feature afterwards. This change was necessary to ensure that sensitive info cannot be exposed unintentionally in the future.
To Do List:
- Gmail will be requiring account authentication using OAuth by Feb next year. Will you be modifying Easy SMTP to use OAuth? The developers will look into this when the time comes. You can read more about it in the following support thread.
Code Pull Request:
Please use our official github repo and make a pull request there https://github.com/Arsenal21/easy-wp-smtp. WordPress support forum is not much for coding-related request solutions.
What You need:
- Easy WP SMTP plugin.
Easy WP SMTP Tutorials:
Easy WP SMTP Plugin Settings
Step 1 ) When you install and activate the plugin for the first time, you will see the following message displayed. This message won’t go away until you complete your settings.
Please configure your SMTP credentials in the settings menu in order to send email using Easy WP SMTP plugin.
Step 2 ) Go to Settings -> Easy WP SMTP as illustrated in the following image to start setting up the plugin.
Step 3 ) The following image shows you the three settings tab in the plugin.
Easy WP SMTP Admin Settings Tabs
- SMTP Settings
- Additional Settings
- Test Email
Step 4 ) The following image SMTP Configuration Settings allows you to setup and configure the following settings in the plugin.
SMTP Configuration Settings Part 1
- From Email Address = This email address will be used in the From field.
- From Name = This text will be used in the From field.
- Force From Name Replacement = You can enable the following feature Force From Name Replacement. When enabled, the plugin will set the From Name for each email. Disable it if you’re using contact form plugins, it will prevent the plugin from replacing form submitter’s name when contact email is sent. If email’s From Name is empty, the plugin will set the above value regardless.
Step 4-a ) The following image allows you to setup and configure the following settings in the plugin.
SMTP Configuration Settings Part 2
- Reply-To Email Address
- Substitute Mode
- BCC Email Address = Note: Optional. This email address will be used in the ‘BCC’ field of the outgoing emails. Use this option carefully since all your outgoing emails from this site will add this address to the BCC field. You can also enter multiple email addresses (comma separated).
- SMTP Host
SMTP Server Settings
Step 5 ) The following image allows you to enable and set up the following options.
SMTP Server Settings
- Type of Encryption
- SMTP Port
- SMTP Authentication
- SMTP Username
- SMTP Password
- Click on Save Changes button once you are finish with your settings.
That is all you need to do to set up an SMTP server for the outgoing emails in your site.
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