How to Send Emails From WordPress Using SMTP

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WordPress uses the PHP Mail function to send emails. But, it’s better if you use an external SMTP server to send emails as it improves email deliverability. To send emails from WordPress using SMTP, follow the steps given below:

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1) Install WP SMTP Plugin

The plugin, WP SMTP will enable WordPress to use an external SMTP server. Search and download the plugin.

WP SMTP Download

2) Configure SMTP settings in WP SMTP

Open the settings page of WP SMTP to configure the SMTP server, username, password etc.

WP SMTP Settings

Here you can configure the following things:

  1. From Email
  2. From Name
  3. Mailer
  4. Return Path

The following options are only available if you select Other SMTP as the mailer:

  1. SMTP Host
  2. SMTP Port
  3. Encryption
  4. Auto TLS
  5. Authentication
  6. Username
  7. Password

Once you have configured the settings, press the save button at the bottom.

Congratulations! You have successfully configured WordPress to send emails using SMTP. If you have any queries or suggestions, then please let me know in the comments down below.

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