Support » Plugin: WP Mail SMTP by WPForms » The guide is way out of date

  • After trying to use the guide to set this up with gmail, it became clear quickly that it was out of date. I ended up bouncing up and down the guide trying to workout what was going on and it was pretty much all over the place. Whilst i managed to get the app to suthorise it now has three errors

    SPF
    Action Needed: It doesn't look like the SPF record required by Google has been added to your domain. Please check out Google's SPF guide for details on how to add this record to your domain's DNS.
    
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    DKIM
    Action Needed: It doesn't look like the DKIM record required by Google has been added to your domain. Please check out Google's DKIM guide for details on how to add this record to your domain's DNS.
    
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    DMARC
    Action Recommended: It doesn't look like DMARC has been set up on your domain (boonstore.co.uk). We recommend using the DMARC protocol because it helps protect your domain from unauthorized use. Please check out our step by step guide for details on how to add this record to your domain's DNS.

    none of this is covered in the setup guide.

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    managed to get this working through my webhost. Works nicely using that method. Star rating changed. Thank you to support for the fast reply as well.

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by tokyomagic.
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  • Plugin Author Gregor Capuder

    (@capuderg)

    Hi @tokyomagic,

    we’re really sorry that you had a bad experience with our plugin.

    The Gmail mailer is the most difficult one to configure. There are a lot of steps when creating the Google API app. I’m glad you were able to connect the Google app with our plugin in the end.

    Thank you for letting us know about the Gmail mailer guide not being complete. We try to keep it up to date and actually have a few updates for it already scheduled. The Gmail app creation process is also constantly updated by Google, so it’s hard to sometimes catch those changes. We are really thankful for users like you, for letting us know, so we can keep improving.

    As for your issue above. The error and warning messages have links to the docs/guides on how to resolve them. I’ll list them here:
    – SPF record: https://support.google.com/a/answer/33786?hl=en&ref_topic=9061731
    – DKIM record: https://support.google.com/a/answer/174124?hl=en&ref_topic=2752442
    – DMARC record: https://wpmailsmtp.com/how-to-create-dmarc-record/

    Adding these records is not required for the emails to be sent/delivered, but it might improve the deliverability.

    Have a nice day!

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