Apr 172018

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 22, 2022

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 1.5.3 changelog.

  • Added logs file path location filter.
  • Updated plugin documentation links.

What You need:

Easy WP SMTP Tutorials:

  1. Plugin Settings
  2. Additional Settings
  3. Test Email Settings
  4. Troubleshooting Tips
  5. FAQ

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
    • None
    • SSL/TLS
  • SMTP Port
  • SMTP Authentication
    • No
    • Yes
  • 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.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for more.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

  2 Responses to “Easy WP SMTP Plugin Settings”

  1. Why it Easy SMTP WP keeps asking for an email. I was trying to use it with valid emails
    this is the error message:

    Please enter a valid email address in the ‘FROM’ field. Settings are not saved.

    I have used mails from yahoo and from 1and1

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