Ensuring Delivery ( smpt setup)
Configuring the 'WP Mail SMTP' plugin
WordPress has several SMTP plugins you can use to force any FROM address you like. This is important for two major reasons:
It allows you to send email directly through your mail server as opposed to the web server. This helps to prevent issues with deliverability and security
WP Mail SMTP
In the WordPress dashboard, click 'Plugins > Add New' in the left pane.
Search for wp-mail-smtp. It can also be found here.
Click the Install button, then Activate.
After it's installed and activated, navigate to the 'Plugins' page in your WordPress dashboard.
Click the 'Settings' link under the plugin.
Fill in the following fields:
From Email - Enter the email you wish to send FROM
Force From Email - Check this box
From Name - Enter a name you'd like to appear as being sent FROM
Force From Name - Check this if you wish to force the FROM name
Mailer - Choose 'Other SMTP'
Return Path - Check this box
7.Scroll down to the 'Other SMTP' section. Make sure to toggle the 'Authentication' button.
SMTP Host - smtp.dreamhost.com
Encryption - Use TLS encryption
SMTP Port - 587
Username - Enter your DreamHost email address
Password - Enter your email address password
Click the Save Settings button.
Your form will now send FROM the email you entered above.
The plugin mentions that you should add the following lines to your wp-config.php file.
define( 'WPMS_ON', true );define( 'WPMS_ON', true );define( 'WPMS_SMTP_PASS', 'your_password' );
Do not add these. Adding these will prevent the plugin from sending.
Testing the plugin
Scroll to the top and click the 'Email Test' tab. Click the Send Email button to test. You should see it was sent successfully.
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