Support » Plugin: WP Mail SMTP by WPForms » SMTPAutoTLS overrides SMTPSecure (no-TLS/SSL) in PHP 5.6

  • In PHP 5.6+, if you are using this plugin and have no TLS or SSL enabled, it will automatically use TLS.

    Currently, the code in the plugin does this:

    $phpmailer->SMTPSecure = get_option('smtp_ssl') == 'none' ? '' : get_option('smtp_ssl');

    But what it needs is another few lines below that:

    if ( empty( $phpmailer->SMTPSecure ) ) {
        $phpmailer->SMTPAutoTLS = false;
    }

    Not vouching for the decision to use no security here, but just posting this in the hopes that @chmac sees it and this makes for a quick and easy fix in his next release.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

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  • Bravo! This just solved ‘one’ of my problems!

    The developer should fix this. Do not edit the plugin code.

    This just solved our problem as well. @chmac can we get this put into the next release?

    @sc0ttkclark: Apologies, just saw your message now. Thanks for the chaser @hortons-art.

    It’s not obvious to me that we should set SMTPAutoTLS to false. It looks like at some point PHPMailer changed it’s default behaviour at some point. If folks are relying on that today (the plugin is in use on over 500k sites) it would be a breaking change to change that.

    It looks like currently, there’s no way to completely disable SSL. I guess we could add a “disabled” option alongside the existing SSL options. If that is set, we could disable this.

    Anyone fancy submitting a PR?

    @chmac – PR created.

    I’m now using the following solution as a workaround:

    function my_wp_mail_smtp_custom_options( $phpmailer ) {
    
    	if ( empty( $phpmailer->SMTPSecure ) ) {
    		$phpmailer->SMTPAutoTLS = false;
    	}
    
    	return $phpmailer;
    
    }
    add_filter( 'wp_mail_smtp_custom_options', 'my_wp_mail_smtp_custom_options' );
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