Support » Plugin: WP Updates Notifier » Listed as Broken for email

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  • Plugin Author Scott Cariss



    Looking over past issues regarding no notification sent out there are two main reasons.

    One was an error in my code which was fixed in a later version and the second is the fault of the WordPress setup with the user.

    This plugin only uses the WordPress built in wp_mail() function to send its email. If you use the test email function and you don’t get an email then the issue lies with your WordPress installation not being able to send mail, not the plugin.

    I have dealt with many shared hosts that don’t allow access to its scripts to send mail from the server itself. In these cases you need to setup a connection to your own SMTP server to send out mail if your webhost doesn’t allow it. As recommended in an earlier support topic you can use to setup WordPress to send mail through your own SMTP server of choice.

    If you are on your own dedicated host such as a dedicated server or VPS then you may want to look into configuring correct PHP mail access.

    Kind Regards


    I appreciate the quick response, however I am a bit puzzled by your answer. The first thing is there really isn’t a “user” or “admin” direct interface or setting for the wp_mail function other than just setting the admin or user email.

    The second thing is I receive email already from other plugins on the site alerting me to a new user, new comment, even using the plugin “Better WP Security”, not only do I get alerts, logs, but zip files of backups.

    This tells me something could be wrong with the code in your plugin.


    Hi Scott,
    We use the wp-mail-smtp plugin and have for years. I want to upgrade to 3.5(.2), but see where it’s listed as supporting “up to 3.2.1”. Are you using it on the latest stable WP release?

    THANKS for replying, it would be nice to know before upgrading.

    Best regards,

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