Configure SMTP – WordPress plugin Free download

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Configure SMTP

Description

Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).

This plugin is the renamed, rewritten, and updated version of the wpPHPMailer plugin.

Use this plugin to customize the SMTP mailing system used by default by WordPress to handle outgoing e-mails. It offers you the ability to specify:

SMTP host name
SMTP port number
If SMTPAuth (authentication) should be used.
SMTP username
SMTP password
If the SMTP connection needs to occur over ssl or tls

In addition, you can instead indicate that you wish to use GMail to handle outgoing e-mail, in which case the above settings are automatically configured to values appropriate for GMail, though you’ll need to specify your GMail e-mail (including the “@gmail.com”) and password.

Regardless of whether SMTP is enabled, the plugin provides you the ability to define the name and e-mail of the ‘From:’ field for all outgoing e-mails.

A simple test button is also available that allows you to send a test e-mail to yourself to check if sending e-mail has been properly configured for your blog.

Links: Plugin Homepage | Author Homepage

Screenshots

A screenshot of the plugin’s admin settings page.

Installation

Unzip configure-smtp.zip inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory (or install via the built-in WordPress plugin installer)
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress
Click the plugin’s Settings link next to its Deactivate link (still on the Plugins page), or click on the Settings -> SMTP link, to go to the plugin’s admin settings page. Optionally customize the settings (to configure it if the defaults aren’t valid for your situation).
(optional) Use the built-in test to see if your blog can properly send out e-mails.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Unzip configure-smtp.zip inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory (or install via the built-in WordPress plugin installer)
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress
Click the plugin’s Settings link next to its Deactivate link (still on the Plugins page), or click on the Settings -> SMTP link, to go to the plugin’s admin settings page. Optionally customize the settings (to configure it if the defaults aren’t valid for your situation).
(optional) Use the built-in test to see if your blog can properly send out e-mails.

I am already able to receive e-mail sent by my blog, so would I have any use or need for this plugin?

Most likely, no. Not unless you have a preference for having your mail sent out via a different SMTP server, such as GMail.

How do I find out my SMTP host, and/or if I need to use SMTPAuth and what my username and password for that are?

Check out the settings for your local e-mail program. More than likely that is configured to use an outgoing SMTP server. Otherwise, contact your host or someone more intimately knowledgeable about your situation.

I’ve sent out a few test e-mails using the test button after having tried different values for some of the settings; how do I know which one worked?

If your settings worked, you should receive the test e-mail at the e-mail address associated with your WordPress blog user account. That e-mail contains a time-stamp which was reported to you by the plugin when the e-mail was sent. If you are trying out various setting values, be sure to record what your settings were and what the time-stamp was when sending with those settings.

Why am I getting this error when attempting to send a test message: `SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.`?

There are a number of reasons you could be getting this error:

You have supplied incorrect server settings (hostname, port number, secure protocol type).

What am I getting this error: `SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.`?

The connection to the SMTP server was successful, but the credentials you provided (username and/or password) are not correct.

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