In this post, I’m going to show you how to use Zoho SMTP settings on WordPress.
This will enable your visitors to send emails from your WordPress contact form, without the email going to the spam folder.
Note: If you need to send marketing or transactional emails from WordPress, then I recommend something more advanced, like ElasticEmail.
Let’s get started.
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What You’ll Need
Here’s what you’ll need before you start:
- A free business email with zoho
- An SMTP plugin for WordPress
- Your Zoho email login details
If you don’t already have a business email address with Zoho, then check out this tutorial before proceeding.
Alternative Option: How to Setup Email on Namecheap and Configure SMTP Settings
How to Use Zoho SMTP Settings on WordPress
Here are the steps for adding SMTP to WordPress with your Zoho email account.
Step 1: Install an SMTP Plugin
First, go to Plugins > Add New, and search for “smtp”. You’ll see the results and you want to install and activate WP Mail SMTP by WPForms.
Step 2: Configure the SMTP settings
Then, go to the plugin settings and enter your Zoho SMTP settings:
- Under Mailer, choose Other SMTP
- Add in SMTP Host: smtp.zoho.eu
- Choose TLS under Encryption
- Make sure SMTP port says: 587
- Then check Authentication
- Add your email in SMTP Username and your email password under SMTP Password.
Step 3: Test your WordPress contact form
Now you can test a contact form on your website to make sure it sends the email:
Check the email address you used to setup your contact form to make sure the email has come through:
Congrats, you’re done!
Pros and Cons of Using Zoho’s SMTP Server
Here are a few of the advantages and disadvanges of using your Zoho email account as the SMTP on your WordPress site.
- It’s free – Your website can send up to 300 emails per hour at no extra cost
- It’s easy to set up
- Zoho’s SMTP service isn’t designed to be used for website marketing and transaction emails (it’s best to use a dedicated SMTP service)
- Deliverability isn’t a gaurantee
- Not great for ecommerce sites, because of the sending limit
Watch the Video Tutorial to Add Zoho SMTP Settings to WordPress
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