ExpertCore • View topic – How to send email from WordPress with GoDaddy Hosting.
by Saman » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:59 am
- Create a new e-mail account using the GoDaddy mail control panel. If you already are using GoDaddy as your e-mail provider, you don’t need to create a new one.
- Install either WP-Mail-SMTP or Cimy Swift SMTP. Since I am not using Cimy Swift SMTP, my instructions apply to WP-Mail-SMTP, but the solution should be fairly similar for Cimy. Then activate the plug-in.
- In the WordPress administration console, click “Settings”.
- Click the Email link under “Settings” (or the equivalent for Cimy). Enter the following data:
- From Email: “firstname.lastname@example.org” (without the quotes). This must be your GoDaddy hosted e-mail account.
- From Name: type in either your name or the name of your website. This will make the From line of the e-mail read as “From Name” <email@example.com>.
- Mailer: Choose “Send all WordPress emails via SMTP”. Do not choose the “…PHP mail() function…” because it won’t work.
- SMTP Host: relay-hosting.secureserver.net (do not use the SMTP server that GoDaddy provided you during your e-mail account sign-up. For the record, that is smtpout.secureserver.net).
- SMTP Port: 25 (default for most SMTP servers).
- Encryption: Choose “No encryption”. (I hope you aren’t sending sensitive data!)
- Authentication: Choose “No: Do not use SMTP authentication”.
- Click the Update Options button. You will be taken to the General Settings tab.
- Now click the Email link again. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and type in a valid e-mail address in the To: box under the “Send a Test Email” section.
- Click the Send Test button.
- If you did everything correctly, you should see the following screen:
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