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Configure SMTP plugin for WordPress

Posted by – January 2, 2010

Configure SMTP

Get WordPress work for receiving mail from new user registering…

Author:Scott Reilly
Version:2.7
Last update:31 December 2009
Compatibility:WP 2.8+, 2.9+
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Download:[ zip ]
Description:

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

Extended 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 (included the “@gmail.com”) and password.

Regardless of whether SMTP is enabled or configured, the plugin provides you the ability to define the name and email 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.

Find out more at the plugin’s WordPress Plugin Repository page.