How to Receive WordPress Emails from Localhost

When using a localhost install of WordPress sometimes you need to receive some information. This could be from a plugin or a WordPress generated email. In this video, we will show you how to receive emails from localhost.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Fot this tutorial we are using gmail, to use a different account you will need to know their smtp settings.

Start by installing and activating the WP Mail SMTP plugin

Then go to Settings, Email to configure the plugin.

Add the from email, from name, and send all emails via smtp.

Set the return path to match the from email.

Fill in smtp information, if using gmail use:


Port: 587

Encryption: Use TLS encryption

Authentication: Yes use SMTP authentication

And save changes.

Related Links:


WP Mail SMTP by WPForms


10 thoughts on “How to Receive WordPress Emails from Localhost”

  1. To make this plugin to work you need to go to php configuration file and
    make available the openssl extension by removing " ; " and it will work!

    Line 920 to 922

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