How to enable server to send emails from Wordpress ?

  • Posted February 12, 2015

Hi there , I have Wordpress on LAMP . There is a contact form of Jetpack on my one page , when someone submits that I am unable to receive email. I reported to Jetpack they said that check whether your server allows outgoing emails. So anyone out there can help me how to do that ?


there are a few ways to do this. Probably your easiest way will be to install a Wordpress plugin like WP Mail SMTP or a similar one (there are several that do the same thing)

Then you can just configure an SMTP account like gmail. Here are gmail settings that are working on one of my sites:

Host: SMTP Secure : SSL Port: 465 SMTP Authenticaion: Yes

and then the username and password for that account.

This method will use gmail for sending all of your emails. You can even look in your gmail account under “sent” to see what emails have been sent. However, there are some limits to the amount of emails that gmail will allow to be sent in a day (I think it is 100, or 500, I cannot remember)

The other method is to configure sendmail properly, which just uses phpmail to send email.

What OS are you using?

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like @sierracircle say, you can try a plugin if your knowledge on linux is shot, yet as he also mention you have limits, you can add to your mix and have a bigger limit (12k/month for free) + some nice stats and debugging tools