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How to send E-mail from WordPress

Published on May 9, 2012 by in web


ExpertCore • View topic – How to send email from WordPress with GoDaddy Hosting.
Postby Saman » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:59 am


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the WordPress administration console, click “Settings”.
  4. Click the Email link under “Settings” (or the equivalent for Cimy). Enter the following data:
    1. From Email: “yourusername@domain.com” (without the quotes). This must be your GoDaddy hosted e-mail account.
    2. 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” <yourusername@domain.com>.
    3. Mailer: Choose “Send all WordPress emails via SMTP”. Do not choose the “…PHP mail() function…” because it won’t work.
    4. 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).
    5. SMTP Port: 25 (default for most SMTP servers).
    6. Encryption: Choose “No encryption”. (I hope you aren’t sending sensitive data!)
    7. Authentication: Choose “No: Do not use SMTP authentication”.
    8. Click the Update Options button. You will be taken to the General Settings tab.
    9. 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.
    10. Click the Send Test button.
    11. If you did everything correctly, you should see the following screen:
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