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How to send a test Email from the WordPress ?

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  • Last Updated : 31 Oct, 2022
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WordPress is an open-source Content Management System that is based on PHP and MySQL and is used to create a dynamic website. It was developed by Matt Mullenweg and Written in PHP. WordPress is one of the most popular that allows customizing and managing the website from its back-end content management system.

WordPress users often face the problem of sending emails to their customers through the WordPress website. So in this article, we are going to see how we can send a test email from the WordPress website to ensure that our website is working properly and there is no issue with the email configuration. 

Why send a test email from the WordPress website?

Emails are the main source of communication with your customers and users. That’s why it is necessary to check whether your WordPress website is sending emails to your users or not. It is also necessary for the smooth functioning of your WordPress website.

Email notifications when a new user gets registers to your website, help reset the lost password, send a welcome email when some register to your website, and also notify you when some submitted the query or contact form. Therefore it is necessary to send a test email from the WordPress website to check whether it is running smoothly or not.

Now let’s see how to send a test email from the WordPress website step by step:

How to send a test email from the WordPress website?

For sending a test email, first you have to install the “WP Mail SMTP” plugin to your WordPress website, and then configure the SMTP mailing services to your website. To complete the set up follow all these simple steps to check whether your website is sending the email or not.

Step 1: First login to your WordPress website using your user id and password.

 

Step 2: Now your WordPress dashboard appears on your screen, hover over the “Plugins” section and then click on the “Add New” link.

 

Step 3: Search for the “WP Mail SMTP” in the search box and then click on the “Install Now” button to install the WP Mail SMTP plugin to your WordPress website.

 

Step 4: After installing the plugin click on the “Activate” button to activate the plugin on your website.

 

Step 5: After activation of the plugin, the WP Mail SMTP setup wizard will appear on your screen. Click on the get started button to complete the setup.

 

Step 6: Choose your email service provider to configure with the WP Mail SMTP to get started. After choosing the email service click on the “Save and Continue” button.

 

Step 7: Next it will ask you to connect the Google account as here I have selected Google’s Gmail services for my WP Mail SMTP setup, Click on “Connect to Google” to complete the setup.

 

Step 8: After completing the WP Mail SMTP plugin to your WordPress website by adding your email service provider. Now Go back to your WordPress dashboard and hover over the “WP Mail SMTP” and then click on the “Tools” link.

 

Step 9: Now choose the “Email Test” option to send a test email from the WordPress website. And type the email address where you want to receive the email and then click on the “Send Email” button.

 

If the email is sent successfully it will show the confirmation pop-up on your screen like this.

 

Now to ensure the email is received in your inbox cross check your email inbox. And if you received the email, then it’s great your WordPress website is sending the emails properly. You will get the test email in your inbox like this.

 

This is how you can send a test email from the WordPress website to check whether it is running smoothly or not. Hope this article helps you and solves your problem.


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