Question

Wordpress droplet does not allow me to send SMTP e-mails

Posted June 17, 2017 2.8k views
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I am using a WP droplet and trying to configure my GMAIL SMTP account on it (I was intending to use the WP-Mail-SMTP plugin, but somehow this is not working (my browser freezes even when I am trying to send the e-mail test from the plugin platform).

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Hi @marcosmilani

It might be because your DigitalOcean account is fairly new, which means that sometimes there’s a filter activated to block SMTP to avoid spam on the platform.
You need to contact Support via the control panel to get unblocked.

Another solution I would recommend that you have a look at SparkPost as an alternative way of sending mails via WordPress.
https://www.sparkpost.com
https://wordpress.org/plugins/sparkpost/

Thank you very much for the real quick reply. I’ve managed to contact support guys (which also replied really quickly) and the problem is now solved =)

Same problem, unfortunately my smtp port is still blocked even though I messaged them.

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