This plugin reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page that allows you to specify various options. You can set the following options: Specify the from name and email address for outgoing email. Choose to send mail by SMTP or PHP’s mail() function. Specify an SMTP host (defaults to localhost). Specify an SMTP port (defaults to 25). Choose SSL / TLS encryption (not the same as STARTTLS). Choose to use SMTP authentication or not (defaults to not). Specify an SMTP username and password. WP Mail SMTP plugin works with all major email services such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Microsoft Live, and any other email sending service that offers SMTP. Why WP Mail SMTP The goal of WP Mail SMTP plugin is to help fix the common “WordPress not sending an email issue”. Often times an email sent out by your WordPress site either lands in the spam folder or get completely rejected by popular email providers. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is the industry standard for sending emails. WP Mail SMTP helps you use proper authentication which increases email deliverability. Credits WP Mail SMTP plugin was originally created by Callum Macdonald. It is now owned and maintained by the team behind WPForms – the best drag & drop form builder for WordPress. You can try the free version of WPForms plugin to see why it’s the best in the market. What’s Next If you like this plugin, then consider checking out our other projects: OptinMonster – Get More Email Subscribers Soliloquy – Best WordPress Slider Plugin Envira Gallery – Best WordPress Gallery Plugin MonsterInsights – Best Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress Visit WPBeginner to learn from our WordPress Tutorials and find out about other best WordPress plugins.