TIVWP Email is a plugin for WordPress developers. Its main features are:

  • Configure SMTP Email. Particularly useful on Windows machines.
  • MAIL_TO overwriting. Force all email to be sent to one address. Useful on staging environment when you do not want email to be sent to the real users.

The settings are stored in a configuration file (wp-config.php or similar), so they are not accidentally copied from development to production.


  • Admin interface to test email settings


You can install this plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. Search for TIVWP Email.
  3. Click Install Now next to the TIVWP Email plugin.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Alternatively, see the guide to Manually Installing Plugins.



To check the configuration settings, and to send a test email, go to Tools->TIVWP Email in admin.

Configuration Example:

$GLOBALS[‘TIVWP’][‘EMAIL’] = array(
// Using GMail SMTP
‘SMTP_ENABLED’ => true,
‘SMTP_HOST’ => ‘smtp.gmail.com’,
‘SMTP_PORT’ => ‘587’,
‘SMTP_SECURE’ => ‘tls’,
‘SMTP_AUTH’ => true,
‘SMTP_USER’ => ‘me@gmail.com’,
‘SMTP_PASSWORD’ => ‘*****’,
// Forcing all email sent to …
// (better if not the same as the SMTP_USER)
‘MAIL_TO’ => ‘me@hotmail.com’,
‘SMTP_OPTIONS’ => array(
‘ssl’ => array(
‘verify_peer’ => false,
‘verify_peer_name’ => false,
‘allow_self_signed’ => true,


September 3, 2016
The main reason to write this plugin was to have different email configurations on development and production machines without going each time to the options panel. So, the settings are in WP config instead. Try it, and you'll use it in each project! P.S. Check out my other plugins, starting from https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpglobus/
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  • Fix: PHPMailer namespace error.
  • Code cleanup using the latest PHP inspections and phpcs.


  • Added configuration parameter SMTP_OPTIONS.
  • Code cleanup using the latest PHP inspections and phpcs.
  • Checked with WordPress 4.7.3, the latest versions of WooCommerce and WPGlobus.


  • Code cleanup using the latest PHP inspections and phpcs.
  • Checked with WordPress 4.6.


  • Fix: Start on ‘plugins_loaded’ instead of ‘wp_loaded’. (Contact Form 7, for example, sends emails on ‘init’)


  • Initial release