Option for sending emails by SMTP or PHP's mail() function inside WP's settings
I think it's neccessary to have an option for choosing email sender service. Most of free Hosts on Internet have a lot of problem when wordpress PHP mail needs to work on time!
I know that there are some plugins that can do that, but they have some problems too. e.g when you try to check more than 2 or 3 SMTP servers, they completely loose their functionality and will not work(happend to me a lot).
Besides, it's a common option in almost any CMS to let user choose his/her way for sending emails.
Thank you and I hope to see this feature very soon.
I concur. A lot hosting companies are not allowing to use the mail() function anymore for security reasons. That means we have to rely on plugins or modify wp core files to regain that functionality. The WP code is already prepared to make use of different email sending options, so I guess it's just a matter of another config page?
I guess your idea is worth discussing. The "freedom of choose" is very important to users, in my experience. So, if I have a certain way of sending and receiving my mail and i want to keep it while I am using WordPress, why shouldn't I?
It can be a real pain if ones Email Provider cannot interact with ones WordPress.
there are various plugins available that can give you some added advantages. One such plugin is WP Mail SMTP. It gives the user an option to send emails via SMTP or PHP mail
..the plugin also adds a configuration page to Dashboard->Settings->Email where you can configure the email settings.
I think you are right in most of your points. AFAIK most of WordPress' features are reliable, but in some cases there are just influental problems from the machines hardware and software ways.
I would also like to see such a implemented part of WordPress. But as long as the WordPress development team only pushes out only mature software parts, this will take some time, I think.
Decisions, not options.
PHP mail() is standard, it's supported by the major webhosts who know what they're doing, and if your PHP install is done correctly, it is secure and stable. If your host isn't providing it, ask them why.
But for now, this is plugin territory.
You are right Ipstenu.
The mail() function is standard and there is a huge amount of SMTP plugins in extend.
And wp_mail() is already pluggable to let developers do what they want.
For now, no need for options.
I use the integrated feature of wordpress. The smtp feature is to complicated for me!
I think todays standard wordpress functionality is pretty good.
But yes, if you want some specials u need to trick a little. For me I always found a solution based on the wp_mail() function for all my webprojects.
5 stars for this idea ! This is a must have for me. And a lot of CMS already do it !
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