Last updated : 26-05-2016
WP Mail SMTP and Pepipost Integration: Setup is a snap!
WordPress is one of the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS) that comes with 31,000+ plugins including WP Mail SMTP, used for sending emails over SMTP via an email service provider. Plugins such as MailPoet, Email Subscribers & Newsletters, and WooCommerce use the default SMTP which can lead to low inbox rates and delivery issues.
Sending emails through Pepipost using your WP Mail SMTP is quite easy. We have created a step-by-step guide below:
Login to your WordPress and install WP Mail SMTP plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/
Once installed, activate the plugin. And click on the Settings link on your plugins page:
Enter the following details:
From Email: Your from/sender email address e.g. email@example.com.
Note: In this case, the example.com domain needs to be pre-verified and approved on Pepipost. Login to your Pepipost account to add and verify your sender domain.
From Name: Name that emails should be sent from. e.g. Customer Care, Support Team, etc.
Mailer: Select “Use Pepipost SMTP to send emails”
Return Path: This is optional
Under Pepipost SMTP Options, enter the following details:
Username: Your Pepipost SMTP username
Password: Your Pepipost SMTP password
SMTP Port: Port can be 25, 587 or 2525. Many a time the hosting providers blocks these ports for outgoing email. Hence, if none of these ports are working, then you need to contact your web hosting provider to unblock these ports for sending outgoing emails. Encryption: Default is “no encryption”
Once all the settings are done, click on “Save Changes.”
Now, the setup is ready to send your first test email
How to get Pepipost SMTP username and Password?
Following are the steps to get your Pepipost SMTP credentials
Sign up with Pepipost and activate your account by clicking on the confirmation link sent by email.
Login to your Pepipost account with your username and password.
Go to Settings -> Sending Domain. You will be able to add your domain that you will use to send emails to Pepipost.
Screenshot for reference:
Once your sender domain configuration is done, your account is completely ready for sending the emails.
To get your SMTP and API credentials: Go to Settings à Integration àSMTP Relay. Get the SMTP username and password from the respective boxes.
Note: By default, the SMTP username and password are the same as your Pepipost account username and password.
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