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 e-mails.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the changelog.

There are times that your server might not work well with your outgoing e-mails. 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 1.3.6 changelog.

  • SMTP Username and SMTP Host fields are no longer multiplying slashes (thanks to jstepak for reporting).
  • Added option to encrypt password using AES-256 encryption. This requires PHP 5.3+ and OpenSSL PHP extension to be enabled on the server.
  • Added clear message to indicate if test email was successfully sent or not. Now you don’t have to figure this out from debug log ?
  • Disabled browser autocomplete for username and password fields to prevent them from being replaced by WP login credentials (if those were saved in browser).
  • Removed duplicate items IDs from settings page to comply with HTML standards.

What You need:

Easy WP SMTP Tutorials:

  1. Plugin Settings
  2. Additional Settings
  3. Test Email Settings

Easy WP SMTP Plugin Settings

Step 1 ) Go to Settings -> Easy WP SMTP as illustrated in the following image to start setting up the plugin.


Step 2 ) 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 3 ) The following image SMTP Configuration Settings allows you to setup and configure the following settings in the plugin.

SMTP Configuration Settings

  • From Email Address
  • From Name = You can enable the following feature Force From Name Replacement. When enabled, the plugin will set the above 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.

  • Reply-To Email Address
  • SMTP Host


SMTP Server Settings

Step 4 ) 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 e-mails in your site.

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


Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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