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How to enable SMTP in WordPress

13 Jan

There is a WordPress plugin named WP Mail SMTP which allows you to send all WordPress emails via SMTP instead of using default wp_mail() function. You also can specify an SMTP Username and Password to force authenticate before sending emails. You can download it from below url:
http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-mail-smtp.0.9.1.zip
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1. Download
2. Upload to your /wp-contents/plugins/ directory.
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
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You should go to its Advanced Email Options page by clicking on Email link in Settings box to specify below configurations:
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* From Email – which email address that emails should be sent from, leave blank to keep the default
* From Name – which name that emails should be sent from, leave blank to keep the default
* Make sure ‘Send all WordPress emails via SMTP.‘ option is selected
* SMTP Host – ex: mail.yourdomain.com
* SMTP Post – ex: 25
* If you need to use SMTP Authentication, let check on ‘Yes: Use SMTP authentication.‘ option then provide an SMTP Username and Password
* Click Save Changes button to make them affected.
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