WordPress and GoDaddy – Setup SMTP
- Create a real user account on GoDaddy. This is not a forwarding account, but a “real” email user. Here’s mine:
Be sure to enter a strong password.
- Install the CIMY Swift SMTP Plugin installed onto your WordPress site and set the control panel as follows:
In the shot above, we specify the following:
|Put your printable name like
Andrew Bruce in my example.
|Put a valid return email. I used
email@example.com which you are welcome to send mail to. I’d like to hear from you 🙂
|Overwrite Sender Options
|Not so important here; I chose the
Never overwrite the sender option
|SMTP server address
smtpout.secureserver.net but GoDaddy makes this hard to find and they indicate it could be any any number of other names. Eck.
|Be sure to use port 465 for GoDaddy.
|Use the same email user as you created in the previous step. I created a user named
firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah, go ahead and send me email on that also; I can always change the email account 🙂
|Enter the GoDaddy email user password you setup.
|Use SSL or TLS?
|Be sure to use
SSL as otherwise…things just don’t work.
That’s it…now I won’t forget how to setup SMTP forwarding from WordPress in the future. Happy Computing!