Support » Plugin: SMTP Mailer » Activation of the SMTP Mailer Plugin?

  • Resolved Kristofer Åberg


    Seems like a great plugin. I just need to make sure I’m setting it up correctly: Is everything I need to do to install it and enter my SMTP details? Or do I also need to tell WordPress in some way to use this plugin instead of the built in way? (It’s a little confusing with the info “Configure the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of the PHP mail() function.” because it can be understood as that I as a user need to configure something in WordPress.

    And how do I know that the plugin is used rather than the built in way? When I check the source of two e-mails (one sent before installing the plugin and one after), they look similar to me. They both refer to PHPMailer as the X-Mailer (even the test e-mails do).

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  • Plugin Author Noor Alam


    Hi, You just configure your SMTP credentials in the settings. You don’t have to do anything else. After you have configured the settings simply send a test email to make sure it’s working as expected.

    Yes, the plugin uses the PHPMailer library. But it uses SMTP connection to send the email (instead of your server). That’s why it’s’ a little different from the traditional “wp_mail” function in the WordPress core.

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