Email Log


Logs every email sent through WordPress and provides a UI where you can view them.

Viewing logged emails

The logged emails will be stored in a separate table and can be viewed from the admin interface. While viewing the logs, the emails can be filtered or sorted based on the date, email, subject etc.

Deleting logged emails

In the admin interface, all the logged emails can be delete in bulk or can also be selectively deleted based on date, email and subject.

Resend email (Pro addon)

You can buy the Resend email pro addon, which allows you to resend the email directly from the email log. The addon allows you to modify the different fields before resending the email. The cost of the addon is $15 and you can buy it through paypal.

More Fields (Pro addon)

You can buy the More Fields pro addon, which shows additional fields in the email log page. The following are the additional fields that are added by this addon.

  • From
  • CC
  • BCC
  • Reply To
  • Attachment

The cost of the addon is $15 and you can buy it through paypal.

Forward email (Pro addon)

You can buy the Forward email pro addon, which allows you to send a copy of all the emails send from WordPress, to another email address. The addon allows you to choose whether you want to forward through to, cc or bcc fields. This can be extremely useful when you want to debug by analyzing the emails that are sent from WordPress. The cost of the addon is $15 and you can buy it through paypal.

Cleaning up db on uninstall

As recommended by Ozh, the Plugin has an uninstall hook which will clean up the database when the Plugin is uninstalled.


The development of the Plugin happens over at github. If you want to contribute to the Plugin, fork the project at github and send me a pull request.

If you are not familiar with either git or Github then refer to this guide to see how fork and send pull request.

If you are looking for ideas, then you can start with one of the following TODO items 🙂

TODO for Future releases

The following are the features that I am thinking of adding to the Plugin, when I get some free time. If you have any feature request or want to increase the priority of a particular feature, then let me know.

  • Add option to automatically delete the logs periodically
  • Add an option to export logs as csv file
  • Add the ability to resend the emails. Done in Resend Email Add-on
  • Make it MU compatible. Done in v1.7


  • If you have found a bug/issue or have a feature request, then post them in github issues
  • If you have a question about usage or need help to troubleshoot, then post in WordPress forums or leave a comment in Plugins’s home page
  • If you like the Plugin, then kindly leave a review/feedback at WordPress repo page.
  • If you find this Plugin useful or and wanted to say thank you, then there are ways to make me happy 🙂 and I would really appreciate if you can do one of those.
  • If anything else, then contact me in twitter.

Stay updated

I would be posting updates about this Plugin in my blog and in Twitter. If you want to be informed when new version of this Plugin is released, then you can either subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed or follow me in Twitter.

You can also checkout some of the other Plugins that I have released.


The Plugin currently has translations for the following languages.

  • German (Thanks Frank)
  • Lithuanian (Thanks Vincent G)
  • Dutch (Thanks Zjan Preijde)

The pot file is available with the Plugin. If you are willing to do translation for the Plugin, use the pot file to create the .po files for your language and let me know. I will add it to the Plugin after giving credit to you.

Readme Generator

This Readme file was generated using wp-readme, which generates readme files for WordPress Plugins.


  • The above screenshot shows how the logged emails will be displayed by the Plugin

  • This screenshot shows how you can configure the email display screen. You can choose the fields and the number of emails per page

  • This screenshot shows the additional fields that will be added by the more fields addon

  • The above screenshot shows how the logged emails will be displayed by the Plugin after you install the more fields addon

  • This screenshot shows the settings page of forward email addon


Normal WordPress installations

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


The content of the email is not getting logged when I am using wpmandrill plugin

wpmandrill plugin has a bug that prevents this plugin from logging the content of the email. More details about the bug is available at I have asked the author of the plugin to fix it and it might get fixed it the next release. Meanwhile, I have added a hack to handle this condition in v1.7.3 of my plugin. So if the content is not getting logged, then upgrade to v1.7.3.


indispensable plugin and excellent support

This plugin has been indispensable, and saved my business from a potential mess when we ran into a hosting issue midway through a cron job. I bought the ‘resend emails’ add-on for a very reasonable $15, which allowed me to resend emails that we could not otherwise have regenerated, as well as to change the content type in the header so the resent emails could be re-formatted with a different template. Not only was this extremely useful, but Sudar (the developer) helped us out via email at 1am! Great plugin and a great developer.


Great plugin. Gives needed insight on outgoing emails. Thank you!

Plugin ideal for checking emails sent


The plugin is a perfect tool to control the sending of emails. Installation is simple and it works perfectly!

I use the latest version of WP 4.3.1 – My site is in https – I use the plugin for several months and I no problems.

Thank you for development.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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v1.9.1 – (2016-07-02) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Fix: Only allow users with manage_option capability to view email content.

v1.9 – (2016-06-19) – (Dev time: 6 hours)

  • Fix: Improve the performance of count query (issue #33)
  • Docs: Added access modifiers to class methods
  • Docs: Removed unused array_get() method
  • Docs: Inline documentation added
  • Tests: Added Unit tests

v1.8.2 (2016-04-20) – (Dev time: 1 hour)

  • Tweak: Log all emails from the TO field. Earlier the plugin was logging only the first email
  • Fix: Fixed issues in parsing reply-to and content-type headers

v1.8.1 (2015-12-27) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Fix: Fixed the “Delete All Logs” issue that was introduced in v1.8

v1.8 (2015-12-26) – (Dev time: 5 hours)

  • New: Added filters and actions for addons
  • New: Added Resend Email Addon
  • Tweak: Optimize for large number of logs
  • Tweak: Use charset and collate that is defined in wp-config.php file
  • Tweak: Format email content
  • Tweak: Remove PHP4 compatible code
  • Fix: Sanitize the delete email log url

v1.7.5 (2014-09-23) – (Dev time: 1 hour)

  • Tweak: Remove PHP 4.0 compatibility code
  • Tweak: Tweak the install code (issue #26)
  • Fix: Include JavaScript only when needed
  • Fix: Fix a bug in the save user options function (issue #27)

v1.7.4 (2014-07-24) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Handle cases where date_format or time_format are empty (issue #23)
  • Tweak: Remove excessive comments from include/class-email-log-list-table.php (issue #10)

v1.7.3 (2014-05-14) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Fixed a compatibility issue with wpmandrill plugin (issue #20)

v1.7.2 (2014-04-16) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Fix issue in register_activation_hook

v1.7.1 (2014-04-02) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Fix the issue that was preventing the tables to be created

v1.7 (2014-03-29) – (Dev time: 2.5 hours)

  • Fix: Fix whitespace
  • New: Add support for WordPress Multisite (issue #18)
  • New: Add ability to delete all logs at once (issue #19)

v1.6.2 (2014-01-27) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Fix unexpected output while activating the plugin

v1.6.1 (2013-12-17) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix: Change prepare_items function so that it adheres to strict mode
  • Fix: Remove screen_icon function call which is not used in WordPress 3.8
  • New: Compatible with WordPress 3.8

v1.6 (2013-12-08) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • New: Add a link to view the content of the email in the log screen

v1.5.4 (2013-09-21) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix issue in searching non-english characters
  • Add addon screenshots

v1.5.3 (2013-09-14) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Fix issue in bulk deleting logs

v1.5.2 (2013-09-13) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Add the ability to override the fields displayed in the log page
  • Add support for “More Fields” addon

v1.5.1 (2013-09-09) – (Dev time: 0.5 hours)

  • Correct the upgrade file include path. Issue #7
  • Fix undfined notice error. Issue #8
  • Update screenshots. Issue #6

v1.5 (2013-09-09) – (Dev time: 10 hours)

  • Rewrote Admin interface using native tables

v1.1 (2013-04-27) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added more documentation

v1.0 (2013-04-17) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added support for buying pro addons

v0.9.3 (2013-04-01) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Moved table name into a separate constants file

v0.9.2 (2013-03-14) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added support for filters which can be used while logging emails

v0.9.1 (2013-01-08) – (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Moved the menu under tools (Thanks samuelaguilera)

v0.9(2013-01-08) – (Dev time: 1 hour)

  • Use blog date/time for send date instead of server time
  • Handle cases where the headers send is an array

v0.8.1 (2012-07-23) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Reworded most error messages and fixed lot of typos

v0.8 (2012-07-12) (Dev time: 1 hour)

  • Fixed undefined notices –
  • Added Dutch translations

v0.7 (2012-06-23) (Dev time: 1 hour)

  • Changed Timestamp(n) MySQL datatype to Timestamp (now compatible with MySQL 5.5+)
  • Added the ability to bulk delete checkboxes

v0.6 (2012-04-29) (Dev time: 2 hours)

  • Added option to delete individual email logs
  • Moved pages per screen option to Screen options panel
  • Added information to the screen help tab
  • Added Lithuanian translations

v0.5 (2012-01-01)

  • Fixed a deprecation notice

v0.4 (2010-01-02)

  • Added German translation (Thanks Frank)

v0.3 (2009-10-19)

  • Added compatibility for MySQL 4 (Thanks Frank)

v0.2 (2009-10-15)

  • Added compatibility for MySQL 4

v0.1 (2009-10-08)

  • Initial Release