Fixing the issue of WordPress sending emails to the spam folder is a common challenge for many website owners. Utilizing the WP Mail SMTP plugin, we can effectively address this issue, ensuring reliable email delivery from your WordPress site. This tutorial guides you through the process, leveraging the capabilities of WP Mail SMTP and hosting services like Hostinger and Siteground to optimize email functionality.
Please make sure you have the following installed and activated:
- WP Mail SMTP (Plugin)
- Hostinger Account (or similar hosting service)
- Siteground Account (optional, for alternative setup)
While the transcript focuses on using SMTP to rectify email delivery issues, it’s essential to understand why WordPress emails land in spam. Emails sent through WordPress use PHP’s mail function, which lacks proper authentication. This leads to emails being flagged as spam by major email providers. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) provides a more reliable way to send emails by using proper authentication, significantly reducing the chances of emails being marked as spam.
WordPress Sending Email with WP Mail SMTP – Instructions
- Navigate to Plugins > Add New. Search for “WP Mail SMTP” and install & activate the plugin.
- Using your hosting account (Hostinger, Siteground, or any other), create a business email. This email will be used to send messages from your WordPress site.
- Navigate to WP Mail SMTP > Settings and fill in the required fields with the details of your newly created business email. Save the settings.
- Navigate to WP Mail SMTP > Tools > Email Test to send a test email to ensure everything is set up correctly.
WordPress Sending Email with WP Mail SMTP – Conclusion
By following these steps, you should now have a fully functioning email setup for your WordPress site, eliminating the issue of emails going to spam. This setup enhances your site’s reliability in communication with users, leveraging the SMTP protocol for improved email delivery.