Many of my WordPress website clients have recently been running into email problems on their sites. Email configurations that had been working previously just seem to break.
I don’t fully understand the issues but I suspect that some sort of email spam prevention sortware on the website host is responsible for the sudden change. From the website Living With Beth I fund this statement:
I researched the problem some more and came across information deep in a forum post that seemed to point me in the right direction. Apparently, at some point, GoDaddy email add some powerful spam protections that make it impossible for GoDaddy managed WordPress to send emails unless they come from a GoDaddy-hosted email address.
The fix for this issue is dependent on the hosting company. For example, the fix for my Dreanhost clients has been different that what works for my GoDaddy hosted clients. I used the Postman SMTP plugin for all the various hosts. But the configuration is vastly different for each host.
On GoDaddy I set up a forwarding email accoount and configure the Postman SMTP plugin in the defaul mode to use the forwarding emaill address.
Here are the GoDaddy steps to set up the forwarding email.
To set up a GoDaddy email address for yourself, login to GoDaddy, then click Hosting at the top, then Email.
You should see a list of any email addresses your domains have. Click the Create button, and you’ll see a dialog box for creating a new email account.
If you click Change Plan, you can choose which domain you want to draw the email account from.
When you start typing the email address and hit the @ symbol, you’ll see a list of the available domains, including your managed WordPress one.
In the bottom pane where you see additional options, you can choose to forward emails from your new GoDaddy email to another address, and you can choose the size of the mailbox. Keep in mind that even if you choose the largest size available and have messages forwarded to another email box, you will need to check this mailbox periodically.
Otherwise, it will eventually fill up and stop accepting new messages. Forwarded emails will remain in the mailbox until you login to the actual mailbox and delete them.
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