Sending mail configuration in WordPress with Pepipost (Free 25,000 mails/mo)

Launched in 2015, Pepipost has become one of the most reliable, high-quality SMTP Server service (Server used to send mail) providers with over 10,000 customers worldwide.

Typically, when using WordPress or other source code, we always use the SMTP information of Hosting to send mail notification. However, due to IP Hosting shared with hundreds of other websites, the possibility of being blacklisted is very high, sending mail is transferred to Spam box.

Even worse, some providers block emailing to protect the server, unless you notice that you will not know this information.

When using a dedicated SMTP Server, you will overcome this limitation, send mail more quickly, send in the correct Inbox without being pushed into Spam.

In this article, I will guide you in detail how to sign up and install to send email via Peppost SMTP for a WordPress website. With other source code will do the same.

Pepipost allows you to send free up to 25,000 emails/month, limited to 2,000 mails/day. If you want to increase the limit to send the request for good reason.

At Pepipost, there is something completely different with other providers. Instead of merely charging based on the total number of emails sent, Pepipost will only charge for outgoing emails that are not opened – the price will be $1/5,000 emails. So, if your email list quality, the cost of Pepipost will be reduced.

Registering a free account here is easy, but the domain verification process must wait for approval. Details as below.

Create account and configuration steps in Pepipost

1. Sign up for a free account

  • Go to the Pepipost account registration page.
  • Enter basic information.
  • Verify I’m not a robot and hit SIGN UP.
  • Check email, press Activate Account to activate the account.

After activating your account, you will be taken to the login link. The login interface will look like this:

2. Add domain name

Click Add Add Domain at GETTING STARTED or Domain Management, type the domain name and click Add+.

The next step is to verify the domain name.

Go to domain name management, create TXT, SPF record with the corresponding parameters to verify domain. Get the information by clicking on Verify TXT/Validate SPF. Not necessarily verify DKIM but you should still do to send mail for stability, limit spam.

The result after configuration on CloudFlare is as follows:

Now, your domain will be moved to Under Approval mode to wait for the domain to be approved.

This process can last for 24 hours. Please contact livechat at the bottom right of the screen for faster approval.

Once the domain has been approved, you can immediately send a mail test by clicking Test Mail.

Configure WordPress to send mail with Pepipost

Pepipost has a plugin for WordPress. However, below I will guide you through the use of the WP Mail SMTP plugin to learn how to obtain SMTP Server credentials and to use other source code.

1. Install Plugin

Visit the WordPress website to install and activate the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

2. Connect WordPress to Pepipost’s SMTP Server

– Go to Installed Plugins, click Settings for WP Mail SMTP or go to Settings at the left dashboard menu, select Email.

At Advanced Email Options, you will need to fill in the following parameters:

Sender’s information: outgoing email, sender’s name, option of sending mail.

Note the tick Use Pepipost SMTP to send emails to default send all email via Pepipost. Click Save Changes to save.

Connect to Pepipost

Username / Password: Use your Username and Password for Pepipost account.

SMTP Port: For a site using SSL encryption, select port 465. If using TLS encryption (TLS encryption) or using no encryption, use ports 25 , 2525, and 587. Some hosting providers block port 465 but open port 587, it’s best to try again until the mail is successful.

Email testing

After the configuration is complete, please mail test.

If there is a bool(true) message then you have successfully installed.

If you receive a bool(false) message, you may have misconfigured at some point. Please check important parameters such as SMTP port, Username, Password…

Good luck!

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