Did Your Website Stop Sending You Emails?
Are you facing problems with your website forms not sending emails to your inbox?
We’ll explain why and show you how to fix the issue step by step.
Why Are Emails and Forms Failing to send?
One of the most frequent issues we hear is WordPress is not sending emails. Lately, we have seen this in particular with GoDaddy hosted websites.
Many email service providers, like Gmail and others, use a variety of anti-spam tools to detect whether an email is really coming from the location that it claims to be from.
Emails sent by WordPress websites often fail this test.
This means that when an email is sent via your WordPress site, such as a contact form plugin, it may not even make it into the recipient’s spam folder, let alone the inbox.
This is why we recommend not using the WordPress php mail() function to send your email newsletter.
To fix the issue, we recommend using SMTP for sending emails in WordPress. You can install a tool we use called WP Mail SMTP. This tool will help you bypass PHPMailer and get your emails and forms working again.
Let’s go through the steps to fix these email and form problems:
Step 1: Install WP Mail SMTP
- Download and install the WP Mail SMTP plugin on your WordPress site.
- If you need help installing the plugin, you can find a guide for beginners on how to install WordPress plugins.
Step 2: Set Up Your Mailer
- After installing the plugin, you’ll need to configure your SMTP mailer. This will replace the problematic PHPMailer.
- There are different options for mailers. We recommend Brevo (formerly SendinBlue), which is easy to set up and it offers free accounts that allow you to send up to 300 emails per day for free!
Step 3: Improve Email Deliverability (Optional)
- You can enable features that improve how your emails are delivered.
- The WP Mail SMTP Pro version lets you keep track of all emails your site sends. This can help if you have issues in the future.
Step 4: Enter Your License Key
If you’re using WP Mail SMTP Pro, go to your account page and enter your license key. This activates the Pro version.
Fixing email and form issues on your WordPress site is possible with WP Mail SMTP. By following these steps, you can ensure that your emails are delivered and your forms are working as they should.
Are you encountering email deliverability issues on your website? Have you tried installing an SMTP plugin and did it resolve your issue? Let me know if you found this helpful, or contact us if you need our help.
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