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  1. jonugs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi guys

    i need help with im trying to send emails off my site to 1200 people all
    was working un till i set it up and press sent to 1200 people then all my emails now just sit in the cue and dont send

    jon

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sendpress/

  2. itdoug
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Start here and let me know what the results are. Also, many hosts block email but this article should help you figure out if they are.

    http://sendpress.com/support/knowledgebase/troubleshooting-sending-email/

  3. jonugs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i did what you said ant i get this on the test email

    Port 25 seems to be blocked.
    Port 465 seems to be blocked. Gmail may have trouble
    Port 587 seems to be blocked.
    Could not instantiate mail function.
    Could not instantiate mail function.

  4. itdoug
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'll need to contact your host. If you need gmail have them open 465. If sending from your server have them open 25.

  5. gacb
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    My host opened 465 & 587 and I'm still have gmail issues. I can send from the host without any problem, but my they are on many block lists for doing exactly what I want to do; send mail to multiple recipients.

  6. itdoug
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Sounds like you need to use a bulk email sender, like sendgrid. Our pro version can send through them and several others. Sendgrid specifically allows sending through their API so ports can never be blocked.

  7. gacb
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    It's not making any sense. I've had a gmail account for years which I mostly access via Thunderbird on a Linux OS. My host and WP installation is on a Linux server.

    There's nothing on my computer that's blocking anything, and my ISP doesn't block mail ports.

    I tried a couple of other WP smtp plugins and none were able to connect to gmail, or any other server I tried, as I have access to 4 in total, the only successful one being my host.

  8. itdoug
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Does sendpress show your ports as open?

    I had issues once where ports were open but the firewall was blocking smtp separately. I was using config server firewall. You have to enable smtp even though smtp ports are open.

  9. codepoetry
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Mine say ports are blocked but they aren't. My shared host provider Just host blocks sites from using SMTP. It would be great in the settings if we had the option to send using PHP mail() or SMTP as I can send using my Gmail if I use PHP mail()

  10. codepoetry
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    To see the option select between choosing PHP Mail() and SMTP mail look at the the plugin WP-Mail SMTP (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/), this is was this plugin needs.

  11. codepoetry
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    On the settings > sending account. I chose send via emails via your website and it worked and seems to have used my gmail account.

    Itdoug - Does this mean is using the PHP mail() function? If so then this is the work around for this thread.

    Install the plugin WP-Mail-SMTP put your smtp mail provider settings in there and make sure you select use PHP mail() to send emails (NOT SMTP). Then in SendMail choose send emails from your website. Emails should now be able to bypass your hosts firewall.

  12. itdoug
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Sounds like a great workaround! I'll check out that plugin too. Maybe I ca. Write up a KB article if I can confirm it works.

  13. gacb
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks - I tested if from SendPress and it worked perfectly, with the Sender being my Gmail account.

    FYI - I'm running 3.5.1, and the plugin is compatible, despite the warning.

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