This plugin reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page that allows you to specify various options.
You can set the following options:
- Specify the from name and email address for outgoing email.
- Choose to send mail by SMTP or PHP’s mail() function.
- Specify an SMTP host (defaults to localhost).
- Specify an SMTP port (defaults to 25).
- Choose SSL / TLS encryption (not the same as STARTTLS).
- Choose to use SMTP authentication or not (defaults to not).
- Specify an SMTP username and password.
Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).
This plugin is the renamed, rewritten, and updated version of the wpPHPMailer plugin.
Use this plugin to customize the SMTP mailing system used by default by WordPress to handle outgoing e-mails. It offers you the ability to specify:
- SMTP host name
- SMTP port number
- If SMTPAuth (authentication) should be used.
- SMTP username
- SMTP password
- If the SMTP connection needs to occur over ssl or tls
In addition, you can instead indicate that you wish to use GMail to handle outgoing e-mail, in which case the above settings are automatically configured to values appropriate for GMail, though you’ll need to specify your GMail e-mail (including the “@gmail.com”) and password.
Regardless of whether SMTP is enabled, the plugin provides you the ability to define the name and e-mail of the ‘From:’ field for all outgoing e-mails.
A simple test button is also available that allows you to send a test e-mail to yourself to check if sending e-mail has been properly configured for your blog.