How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue



Sometimes your WordPress will not send emails when you want it to. Mainly for emails from Gravity Forms or another plugin that should be sent but appear to be not. In this video, we will show you how to fix WordPress not sending email issue.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The largest reason this happens is your hosting provider may not be configured to use PHP mail() or they have a email spam tool that is catching them.

The first option to get around this would be mandrill.

Mandrill is a dedicated email service that is free for your first 12000 emails a month.

Install and activate the wpMandrill plugin and go to Settings, Mandrill to configure.

You will need to create an account on mandrill then go to settings to get your API key.

Copy the key and paste it in to your Mandril plugin on your site.

A different way would be to use Gmail’s SMTP servers.

Start by installing and activating the WP Mail SMTP plugin

Go to Settings, email to configure the plugin.

Make sure this is checked and add the Gmail server information.

Click save changes and now you are using Gmail for outgoing emails.

Related Links:

Mandrill

http://www.mandrill.com/

wpMandrill

wpMandrill

WP Mail SMTP

WP Mail SMTP by WPForms



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11 thoughts on “How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue”

  1. Thank you for this tutorial, however something to keep in mind is that you were speaking very fast and it was hard to follow without having to pause the video multiple times. Again, thank you for the tutorial!

  2. For "some reason" … the day we launched our company, Mandrill stopped working because they're joining with MailChimp. So, apparently the API key no longer works, or something. But, it worked for a long time before yesterday. Worse, getting in touch with anyone at Mandrill is like trying to schedule dinner with George Clooney … cause there's NO way to even reach him. Worse than that, even, I can't start anew with Mandrill, in the hopes that opening a new account may magically help because, even when I delete the Mandrill plugin and all my information, all my old Mandrill settings are saved. So, I'm relegated to try here. Any suggestions? I am now officially lost in the woods in the pitch black dark and begging for a rescue.

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