Visitors to your WordPress website will almost certainly want to get email notifications from you, and they will need to be able to contact you via a contact form. You will, however, need to set up SMTP in order for them to use the contact form. I’ll show you how to setup SMTP on your WordPress in this article. I’ll be using Post SMTP plugin on this article.
Before we proceed, let me explain a few things that probably help you understand better.
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What is SMTP
SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, which is a service that allows email messages to be sent to and received from a remote server. It is like the “Post Office” of email. SMTP creates the connection between the email server and the email client. The email client then creates the local copy of the email messages and sends it to the email client.
What are the advantages of SMTP
The SMTP protocol is used to communicate between a server (the email server) and a client (the email client) (the email program). SMTP is a protocol that allows these two systems to communicate with one another.
Why do I need an SMTP setup on wordpress
It is generally a good idea to use SMTP authentication when sending an email. When you authenticate with the server, you’ll avoid problems like your message being designated as outbound spam when it’s sent.
Which plugin is good for SMTP setup on WordPress
We’ve observed that Postman SMTP is lightweight, requires no technical knowledge, and is simple to set up. Although the WordPress repository contains several similar SMTP plugins, the Postman plugin appears to be better and easier to use.
How to setup SMTP on your wordpress
Before we begin, you must first install the Post plugin on your WordPress website.
How to install Postman SMTP plugin
If you haven’t already, go to your WordPress dashboard and Go to plugins, add a new plugin. Then search for Post SMTP and install the first one you find.
There are alternative ways as well. You can go to the Postman SMTP plugin wordpress repository and download it to your computer. Thereafter, you could upload it to your WordPress website.
I’m assuming you already have the Postman SMTP plugin installed on your WordPress site by now.
Postman SMTP plugin setup
After you’ve finished installing the Postman SMTP plugin, all you have to do now is configure it. The Postman SMTP plugin’s SMTP settings will be configured in the steps that follow.
POST SMTP option is likely to be found on the left side navigation menu of your WordPress admin panel. To proceed, simply click on it.
Now in the dashboard, click on the “Start the wizard” button. It will take you to a number of steps in order to set up the SMTP on your WordPress website.
Import configuration from another plugin: If you already have the SMTP plugin installed and configured, the Post SMTP plugin will import it for you, but since we’re just getting started, this isn’t necessary. By default, it is set to none in most circumstances. Click on the next button >
Email Address & Name: Enter your email address (example: Name@Domain.com) as well as the name of the website. Click on the next button >
Outgoing Mail Server Hostname: This is the address for your SMTP server. Your SMTP provider should be able to provide you with this information. If you’re utilising your web hosting SMTP, you may either ask your web hosting provider or check with your SMTP provider for the hostname. You can use mail.YourDomain.com if you are using Paidboom web hosting (replace YourDomain.com with your website domain) Click on the next button >
Connectivity test: The Post SMTP plugin would then attempt to establish a connection in order to verify that the HOSTNAME entered is accurate. It would just take a few moments. Once the connection is established, simply click on the next button >
Username and Password: In this step, you’ll need to enter your email address as your username and your email account password as your password. You may be able to find alternate usernames and passwords in some circumstances, such as if you’re using a third-party SMTP. Click on the next button >
Select a notify service to notify you when an email is failed to deliver: Select Email & click on the Next button. This is the option available to help you get notified in case of any attempt to send an email is failed.
When you click the Next button, you’ll see “All done,” which means you’ve successfully implemented SMTP on your WordPress website.
Now that You’ve Set up an Outgoing Mail Server on Your WordPress Site. If you’ve any questions related to this article, let us know in the comment section.