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SMTP Email on droplet - wordpress

Posted November 27, 2020 509 views
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Hi,
I am at a loss after going through different tutorials/set-ups and checks.
I have created a new Wordpress ubuntu droplet for a subdomain. The subdomain needs to send emails. I’m at a loss if this is a droplet issue or a website or cofig at Sendinblue.

I have:

  • Installed SendinBlue plugin
  • Installed WP Log Plugin
  • Installed WP SMTP configured to Sendinblue.

On Sendinblue I have added the email to be verified. Then I have also set up/checked postfix in Ubuntu for emails. I have tested the postfix with ‘echo “This is the body of the email” | mail -s “This is the subject line” my-email. and it sends the email.

However, it feels like a SMTP issue from the server.I’ve tested on the Wordpress site using WP MAIL Smtp to defualt to PHP and send a test, no test is sent.
I have configured it to Sendinblue and no email is sent.

On top I have ensure the subdomain is authenticated on Sendinblues website as well.

I have allowed the ports to be open using:" sudo ufw allow 25/tcp
Rule added
Rule added (v6)


I can see the test emails being created in WP log, but not sent.

What could I be missing or screwed up that’s stopping the emails being sent within the droplet?

Thanks

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Hi there @StevePA,

I believe that port 25 is closed by default for new accounts. Instead, make sure to use port 587.

Let me know how it goes.
Regards,
Bobby