How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue wp lifetime webs

Sometimes your WordPress will not send emails when you want it to. Mainly for emails from Gravity Forms or another plugin that should be sent but appear to be not. In this video, we will show you how to fix WordPress not sending email issue.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The largest reason this happens is your hosting provider may not be configured to use PHP mail() or they have a email spam tool that is catching them.

The first option to get around this would be mandrill.

Mandrill is a dedicated email service that is free for your first 12000 emails a month.

Install and activate the wpMandrill plugin and go to Settings, Mandrill to configure.

You will need to create an account on mandrill then go to settings to get your API key.

Copy the key and paste it in to your Mandril plugin on your site.

A different way would be to use Gmail’s SMTP servers.

Start by installing and activating the WP Mail SMTP plugin

Go to Settings, email to configure the plugin.

Make sure this is checked and add the Gmail server information.

Click save changes and now you are using Gmail for outgoing emails.

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  • frasmac on July 20, 2015

    A great concise video. Thanks. What should the username and password be: the wordpress details or a gmail account details?

  • Mohd. Jesus Khan on October 14, 2015

    Mandrill is not free now pls make a new video.

  • Patrick on December 17, 2015

    Fucking AWESOME!!!! I've been trying to fix this issue for two days and reading tons of good suggestions but no luck. GREAT VIDEO!!!

  • Isaiah Johnson on February 26, 2016

    Can users send to a wp email? I sent a email to my site email but it said it failed to send.

  • For "some reason" … the day we launched our company, Mandrill stopped working because they're joining with MailChimp. So, apparently the API key no longer works, or something. But, it worked for a long time before yesterday. Worse, getting in touch with anyone at Mandrill is like trying to schedule dinner with George Clooney … cause there's NO way to even reach him. Worse than that, even, I can't start anew with Mandrill, in the hopes that opening a new account may magically help because, even when I delete the Mandrill plugin and all my information, all my old Mandrill settings are saved. So, I'm relegated to try here. Any suggestions? I am now officially lost in the woods in the pitch black dark and begging for a rescue.

  • Christina LeClaire on March 29, 2016

    Thank you for this tutorial, however something to keep in mind is that you were speaking very fast and it was hard to follow without having to pause the video multiple times. Again, thank you for the tutorial!

  • Robert Rutherford on May 18, 2016

    it not free no more check:(

  • Queen Esther on January 29, 2018

    Good Lord she was speaking so darn fast, I couldn't catch up!

  • Neil Cowling on March 7, 2018

    Too fast. No good for a beginner.

  • nowhere man on October 15, 2018

    blahblahblahblah in 1.2 seconds.

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