Support » Plugin: Easy WP SMTP » What a lifesaver!

  • Occasionally, we run into a host or mailserver that can’t deal with the WordPress or PHP mail() function.

    The problem seems to be that if your mail is managed on a different server/host than the website, then the spam protection on the mailserver regards any mail from website as evil, rejecting it even before you can whitelist it. (Even trying to trick it with a different “replyto” or using the wordpress@mydomain.com within ContactForm7 doesn’t work.)

    The fix is to use a plugin to replace the mail() function so that instead of the website’s server sending the mail, you are actually logging in via SMTP to the mailserver, sending mail from there instead.
    Then the mailserver’s spam checker is happy.

    It can be tricky to configure this, since there are various settings for TTS or SSL or the port or whatnot, so budget a little time for that.

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  • Plugin Support mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Thank you for your nice review and 5 star rating.

    Enjoy the plugin.

    Hello Sir,
    I ran into the same problem.
    Can you, please, share more information on how to fix this?

    Thank you in advance!

    HI rtfmfm,
    Install the plugin and go to the settings.
    Make sure you have your host’s settings for email handy.
    You may have to try a few different settings to get it to work.
    Every host is different so if you run into a problem you should get more details about the server, but generally it’s just the port and security that are only slightly tricky.

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