Check Email


Don’t know if your WordPress installation is sending emails? Use this simple plugin to find out. It will send a simple test email to an email address of your choice, and to help troubleshoot any problems you can also override the custom headers wth your own values.

The link to access the tool is in the “Tools” menu.


Install the plugin from the plugin repository and activate.


Installation Instructions

Install the plugin from the plugin repository and activate.

How do I use it?

The link to access the tool is in the “Tools” menu.

Why did you write this plugin?

Someone using one of my other plugins had trouble with emails not being sent. I knocked this together to help him (and anyone else).


Very useful

Works fine as described although I don’t well understand why the default sender is the email an admin instead of the one set at WP main settings.

Real Time Saver

Just set up a local server. This plugin made confirming I had the email properly setup a snap.

Love it. Great to have people contributing. The small things we tend to take for granted can make a daunting task much simpler.

To the developer, Chris Taylor, sincere thanks.

The link is in the “Tools” menu.

The author fixed this!!! Very responsive!!
Review changed from 1=> 5 stars.

Any program or tool or ANYTHING needs to have MINIMAL instructions on how to use it. This is a severe deficiency.
All the author needs to do is put in the plugin description,
“The link is in the “Tools” menu.”

With that, 4-5 stars. Without, 1 star.
It’s a UI thing. And it shows the author is absolutely not responsive.

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Contributors & Developers

“Check Email” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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0.5.5 Fixed typo (sorry sorry sorry)
0.5.4 Added FAQ about the location of the tool in the WordPress admin area
0.5.3 Fixed deprecation error messages. Tested with 4.7.2.
0.5.2 Fixed un-encoded output related to XSS bug
0.5.1 Properly fixed XSS vulnerability (apologies)
0.5 Fixed XSS vulnerability found by Antonis Manaras
0.4 Added more information from php.ini, fixed incorrect textdomains
0.3 Moved the page to the Tools menu
0.2 Now displays SMTP server name
0.1.3 Fixed version number
0.1.2 Fixed bug in Plugin Register caused by latest version of WordPress
0.1.1 Fixed typo in plugin name
0.1 Initial version