Choose How To Send Your WordPress Website's Emails

You can chose how to send all your website's emails in MailPoet Settings > Advanced > Send all site's emails with...

This will allow you to send your transactional emails with MailPoet's configured sending method, which can be:

  • The MailPoet Sending Service
  • Your host
  • SMTP
  • Amazon SES
  • SendGrid

What emails does WordPress send?

WordPress and WooCommerce send the following examples of transactional emails:
  • Contact form submissions
  • Password reset emails
  • Comment notification emails
  • Site, plugins and theme update notification emails
  • New user welcome email and notification email (sent to admin)
  • Invoices, new order, shipping confirmed and more for WooCommerce

Why would I change the default way of sending?

The short answer is because of email deliverability. If your emails arrive in the spam folder, you won't be able to solve this issue, unless you send with a professional service instead of your host.

It's generally recommended to use an SMTP plugin to send your website's emails with a professional third party service.

Or even easier, just send these transactional emails with your already configured sending method in MailPoet. Kill two birds with one stone.

What if I have an SMTP plugin already installed?

You will need to deactivate it first if you want MailPoet to set your preferred sending method. Unfortunately, we cannot override other plugins.

What else do I need to know?

Our plugin will send your transactional emails immediately, without being queued like other emails MailPoet sends (newsletter, welcome emails & post notifications).

If your sending service is a third party (for example SMTP or Amazon SES) and this method is temporarily not available, your transactional emails might be lost because they're are not queued to try again if they fail to send the first time.

If your sending with the MailPoet Sending Service and it is temporarily unavailable, MailPoet, the plugin, will fall back on sending all your transactional emails with your host as a safeguard.

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