SMTP2GO – Email Made Easy

Description

SMTP2GO provides valuable insight into every aspect of your email needs, whether it is transactional, marketing campaigns, contact forms, or notifications.

The Email Made Easy plugin uses SMTP2GO’s industry-leading network to deliver all email from your WordPress installation by replacing the default phpmailer/built in wp_mail() functionality by sending via SMTP2GO’s API. Within the SMTP2GO App, see using real-time reporting, statistics and charts, as well as further features to maximize your emailing experience.

The main benefits of using SMTP2GO’s plugin:

  • Setup within minutes with zero maintenance required
  • Be confident your emails have been delivered successfully with intuitive real-time reporting in the SMTP2GO App (delivery, opens, clicks, bounces, unsubscribes etc.)
  • Secure worldwide servers with intelligent routing for network redundancy and speed
  • SPF and DKIM aligned for optimal delivery
  • Diagnose and resolve delivery issues
  • 24/7 support via email ticket, live chat or phone
  • Dedicated review team handling reputation monitoring to ensure the best delivery rates
  • Scalable to cater for any sending volume
  • Avoid poor reputation or common restrictions implemented by ISPs or other providers

SMTP2GO is a world-class email service provider that is developed and supported by a team of delivery experts at the forefront of the email industry, providing a reliable and scalable SMTP solution for over 35,000 businesses.

Signup for a free account here.

Support

If you have questions or need assistance then feel free to contact the support team by logging into your SMTP2GO dashboard then clicking the support icon on the top-right of the screen.

More information on this plugin is available in our Knowledgebase.

About SMTP2GO

Founded in 2006, SMTP2GO is a fast and scalable email service provider for sending transactional and marketing emails.

Complexities such as reputation monitoring, SPF and DKIM are professionally managed for each customer. Native-English speaking support is available worldwide (agents in the USA, EU, UK, Australia, and New Zealand).

Our data centers located around the world, meaning lightning-fast connection speeds, network redundancy, and GDPR compliance.

Installation

If you are not an existing customer, you will need to signup for an SMTP2GO account – a free plan is available!

Standard:

  1. Click the “Plugins” tab in your WordPress administration (wp-admin) dashboard, and choose “Add New”.
  2. Search for “Email Made Easy” or “SMTP2GO”.
  3. Click the “Install Now” button.
  4. Once the plug in is installed, click “Activate”.

Configuration:

You will need to enable the plugin and enter the required details under the “Settings” tab.

  1. Enable the checkbox “Enable Email Made Easy by SMTPGO”.
  2. Enter your API Key which can be found in your SMTP2GO: “Settings > API Keys”.

    Note:
    The API Key needs at least the following permissions:

  • Emails
  • Statistics
  • Sender Domains
  1. Set the default From Email Address.
  2. Set the default From Name.
  3. Save the settings by clicking the “Save Settings” button at the bottom.

    Note:
    The default From Email Address and From Name can be changed programmatically.

You can add custom headers to your emails, such as headers for custom tracking with third-party tools such as “X-Campaign”.

The “Test” tab can be used to send a test email to ensure your settings have been entered correctly.

The “Stats” tab will give you an overview of your SMTP2GO plan’s quota as well as your Spam and Bounce rates for the past 30 days.

And that’s it! Once you’ve installed and enabled the plugin, all emails originating from your WordPress installation will be routed via your SMTP2GO account.

If any problem occurs, please contact us at ticket@smtp2go.com or via the “Support” tab within the SMTP2GO app.

Advanced:

  1. Copy the SMTP2GO directory into your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the wp-admin “Plugins” page.
  3. Once successfully activated, the SMTP2GO plugin will appear in the “Settings” menu in the WordPress Admin Panel.
  4. Click on “Settings > SMTP2GO” to open the plugin configuration page.
  5. Retrieve a copy of your API key by going to the “Settings > API Keys” section of your SMTP2GO dashboard.
  6. Add a default sending name and email address.

Note: The default From Email Address and From Name can be changed programmatically.

FAQ

Do I need an SMTP2GO account?

Yes, the SMTP2GO WordPress plugin uses SMTP2GO’s API to deliver emails and get statistics. Creating an account on SMTP2GO is free, quick and simple to set up – sign up here.

Once logged into your account and completed the setup steps you can get an API Key (Settings > API Keys) which you’ll need to set in the plugin.

How much does it cost?

SMTP2GO offers a free forever plan that includes 1,000 emails per month.

For more email volume per month and no daily restrictions you can upgrade within your SMTP2GO account to one of the many available plans to suit your sending needs

Paid plans have access to very useful extra features such as Subaccounts, Email Archiving, Email Testing, and Dedicated IPs.

Paid plans start at $10USD/month – check out our pricing here.

Can you tell me about the compatibility of this plugin?

Sure can! We replace the default wp_mail so any plugin that makes use of this will be compatible.

If you do find some compatibility issues, please do let the support team know.

Email Made Easy has been tested for Linux and other Unix type operating systems. We do not recommend using the plugin on Windows/IIS based systems as we do not currently support these platforms.

We also recommend keeping your WordPress up to date and only use the the most recent version of WordPress, or no more than one major release behind.

Can I get support?

Absolutely! SMTP2GO has support agents located in the US, EU, UK, and the Pacific to cover all time zones providing 24/7 assistance. Feel free to contact our award-winning support team any time by email ticket, live chat, or phone. You can find contact information by clicking the “Support” tab in your SMTP2GO dashboard.

How do I avoid emails going to the spam or junk folder?

  1. Ensure you have added your domain names to the “Settings > Sender Domains” section of your SMTP2GO account, and have them all fully verified.

  2. Make sure your domain has a great reputation and isn’t listed on any blacklists.

  3. Think about your email content and avoid words and phrases that could trigger a spam filter.

If you’re needing extra help, our award winning support team has lots of tips and tricks to help you out. You can find the support tab in your SMTP2GO dashboard.

Reviews

སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། 6, 2022
Whenever we have a client using Microsoft 365 email and has email issues from their Wordpress website forms, we set them up with SMTP2GO. It's easy to set up and works great! Their support is great too. Keep up the great work!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། 6, 2022
I've been using SMTP2GO for over 5 years personally and in the agency I run. It is our go-to because of its reliability, support and reports are detailed. Whenever a client is having website-to-email deliverability issues we always install SMTP2GO.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། 5, 2022
SMTP2GO has certainly got me out of a tight spot more than once! I use a popular page-building framework within Wordpress and over time it seems to have made form deliverability more and more difficult, despite having a form module within its framework. After trying a couple of solutions SMTP2GO was the only one that consistently fixed the deliverability issues, so it's become a go-to plugin to add to my skeleton install now = )
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་པ། 31, 2022
I've tried a few alternatives in the past but this one is by far the easiest. Sub accounts in SMTP2Go let you separate your clients The WordPress plugin is simple to configure and it just works Add 3 DNS records and the whole thing is up and running in a few minutes The real bonus is this WordPress plugin. Instead of having to mess around with a 3rd party one that has a thousand settings and nag screens to "go pro", this plugin just does its job and gets out of the way. Perfect.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། 9, 2022
Fastest setup for sending e-mails trough the SMTP2GO platform. Generate an API key, enter it in the plugin, verify the sender and you are ready to go. Also great options such as rate-limiting (in case of users that are not using a Recaptcha for their forms). Next to that great reporting to keep track of everything. In case they are questions they have 24/7 support.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 18, 2022
We have been a long time SMTP2GO user and were excited when this Wordpress plugin was released. It made development so much easier and hassle free to be able to ditch smtp settings and work directly via the plugin. Kudos to the SMTP2GO team!
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

v1.4.2

test on WordPress 6.1

v1.4.1

handle php 8.1 PHP Deprecated notices

v1.4.0

default SMTP2GO API send call to version 2 structure https://apidoc.smtp2go.com/documentation/#/POST/email/send

v1.3.0

  • update smtp2go-oss/smtp2go-php handle duplicate reply-to headers

v1.2.7

  • test on WordPress 6.0

v1.2.6

  • fix for inline attachment handling

v1.2.5

  • test on WordPres 5.9

v1.2.4

  • API call for stats pulls detail for specific key / user

v1.2.3

  • plugin layout updates

v1.2.2

  • PHP 7.2 compatability

v1.2.1

  • user php-scoper to avoid potential conflicts
  • fix issue with header handling
  • additional error handling in admin test email setup

v1.2.0

  • use composer package for API integration https://github.com/smtp2go-oss/smtp2go-php
  • fix sender domain validation check

v1.1.5

  • add sender domain verification tab
  • add uninstaller / clean up database

v1.1.4

  • check the enable/disable flag, plugin wasn’t honouring the flag and sending out via API regardless

v1.1.3

  • HTML email handling issue
  • check variable for type instead of type hint

v1.1.2

  • support GravityForms multiple email recipients
  • handle plugin conflicts when admin sends a test email

v1.1.1

  • initMailer returns args for wp_mailer

v1.1.0

  • codebase updated, no longer override wp_mail, remove BC
  • updated unit tests
  • admin email test send updated

v1.0.10

  • revert depreciated mailer handling while we figure out how / if to implement backwards compatibility

v1.0.9

  • update Deprecated: class-phpmailer.php handling

v1.0.8

  • handle Deprecated: class-phpmailer.php is deprecated
  • handle php var not defined error

v1.0.7

  • hide API key in admin
  • don’t pass empty BCC string to API call
  • text update
  • test on WordPress 5.5.1

v1.0.6

  • set from address from parsed headers if present / if other plugins are injecting headers like this

v1.0.5

  • Honor wp_mail_from and wp_mail_from_name filters
  • Test with 5.5

v1.0.4

  • Allow extra characters into Sender Name, quote field through send process