Install WordPress SMTP Plugin For Better Email Delivery

Install WordPress SMTP Plugin For Better Email Delivery

  • Published: 06-09-2022

  • Related Category: WordPress Plugins

  • Type of Content: WordPress Articles

  • Creator: DCP Web Designers

WordPress uses default the wp_mail function to send emails, this is a PHP-based mail function.

Using this default method works without having to set up any mail server configuration on your website, but it is not the best solution as emails being sent from your website like order confirmations, payment confirmations or newsletter confirmation signups are often delivered to SPAM folders of recipients.

Emails are also sent from the default registered admin email address.

To help with the deliverability of your emails I would recommend installing an SMTP plugin.

For WordPress business websites and WooCommerce websites, I suggest installing the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

WP Mail SMTP WordPress Plugin

WP Mail SMTP WordPress Plugin

The free version of the WP Mail SMTP plugin supports default server SMTP settings.

WP Mail SMTP plugin also supports many other mail server setup options using the Pro version:

  • Sendinblue
  • Mailgun SMTP
  • SendGrid SMTP
  • SendLayer
  • SMTP.com
  • Postmark SMTP
  • SparkPost SMTP
  • Gmail SMTP (Gmail, Google Workspace, G Suite)
  • Microsoft SMTP (Outlook.com and Office 365) [Pro]
  • Amazon SES SMTP [Pro]
  • Zoho Mail SMTP [Pro]
  • Other SMTP

When using server SMTP settings you can set the "from name" and "email address" for outgoing emails.

Using an SMTP plugin should help with the delivery of your emails.

You should also check that your domain name is not blacklisted.

You can check if your domain is blacklisted by visiting: https://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

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