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  • Resolved Kip Carter


    I just realized that my WP installation isn’t sending me notifications at all. I realized this when something that ‘should have’ notified me didn’t.

    So where is the documentation on configuring email for my WP deployment?


    • This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Steve Stern.

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  • Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    Use this plugin to see if your WP site can send email:

    Hosting email sending problems are usually addressed by one of the several SMTP plugins:

    [Note: topic moved from “installing” to “fixing wordpress”.]

    Configuration for WP sending notification emails is just a single entry in Settings > General. For comment notifications it’s Settings > Discussions.

    But sounds like somthing more than that, some troubleshooting tips:

    Check if it’s spam: Be sure to check junk/spam inbox, since its the server sending it, some (especially shared) server’s IPs could be flagged.

    Check that your servers PHP mail() function works, here’s a good tutorial how to

    Check your servers error logs, some hosts have mail error logs as well

    Check if it’s the recipient, if the problem email is a custom, try using a @gmail/ one instead to see if it’s an issue with the recipient

    Hope that helps. best of luck

    Thanks so much folks… you gave me what I needed to get things working and the test now works with some tweaking of settings.

    this is looking good!


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