Occasionally yoursite might experience trouble sending reliably. This can happen for a wide variety of reasons, and narrowing down the problem can be difficult. This article will walk you through some basic steps to understand why your site is having trouble and what you can do about it.
How Does WordPress Send Emails?
In order to properly troubleshoot your email situation, you need first to understandin generally.
By default,uses to send all mail from your . This is a somewhat different means of communication than standard . This means that your (your ) has to support mail in order for your to be sent.
When you install user of the . This is your primary administrator account and the you choose here will be used to send all administrative from your . It’s best to choose an email address from your , rather than a Gmail or Hotmail address.for the first time, you are asked to provide a name and email address for the first
Testing Your Emal Configuration
Let’s find out now if your site is able to send an plugin called “Check Email”. Simply install that, then go to “Tools > Check mail”. You’ll see a screen like this:at all. The easiest way to do that is with a simple
The “Check plugin allows you to easily confirm whether or not your website is able to send reliably. It provides you with some handy information about your environment at the top, then a simple form to send a test email. If you send that to an address you have access to and it sends successfully, then you know that your site is capable of effectively sending .mail”
Reasons Why Emails Might Not Be Sending Correctly
Now that we know a bit about howsends , and we know how to test whether are being sent correctly, what do we do if are not being sent at all?
Double Check Your AdminAddress.
Some require that all sent from the server are from your root level domain address. For example, if your site is greatcause.org and your Admin address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your server might refuse to send the that generates. To change this, simply go to “Settings > General” and update the field called “ Address.”
Verify YourAddress Is Registered Correctly.
Some prevent from sending if it is not properly registered in your account. For example, you might have an address registered in your hosting account (or cPanel), but your site is sending from another address which is not registered at all. Some will prevent any mail from being sent out from your site unless it is registered properly.
If you’ve done all of that and you still have trouble, there’s one final thing you can do which has a virtual 99.9% success rate….
Sending Email From Your WordPress Site via SMTP
SMTP is the most reliable way to send Post SMTP plugin. This is a great plugin because it provides a step-by-step walkthrough for configuring your for SMTP. This video covers exactly how it walks you through the process of setting up sending via SMTP using a SMTP API:from a . It is not at all like mail or wp_mail. It is secure and reliable. But how do you configure your site to use SMTP instead of mail? We suggest using the