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  • Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)


    I use WP without any email plugins and I really don’t won’t to add any email plugins. For some reason, my SP site stopped sending any email. Apparently, the problem is that it is using the wrong SMTP credentials. But from where does WP get those credentials? I don’t understand how I can fix the problem unless I know what credentials are being used.

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator

    Wordpress natively does not use SMTP logins. If your host changed how its handled email, install one of the SMTP plugins and configure it for your mail provider.

    Thread Starter Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)

    So you’re saying that there is an SMTP authentication problem, the mail must be coming from a plugin that does not use the WP mail functionality, but rather is configured to send directly to some SMTP node. Is that right?

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator

    No, I’m not saying that at all. WordPress does not do SMTP authentication. It just calls a function, wp_mail(), that passes the mail to your local host. If your local host is no longer supporting that, then you need an SMTP plugin. The first place to start is with your hosting support.

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