If you’re not an internet guru, the Gmail SMTP settings can be pretty confusing. What’s more, if you use WordPress, getting your website to deliver email correctly with all of the different hosting environments can be a real trick. Using your web host for email is not entirely dependable and sometimes can even be impossible depending on a number of factors. Because of that, a lot of WordPress users and developers choose to use a method other than php mail to send email, which is what WordPress uses by default. Before I dig into how to configure WordPress to work with Gmail’s SMTP server, you’ll need to know some basic information to get your gmail configuration up and running. You can also use these settings in any standard email client if you’re trying to set up Gmail to work on your desktop or cell phone. Here Are the Default Gmail SMTP Settings Gmail SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com Gmail SMTP username: Your full Gmail address (e.g. yourusername@gmail.com) Gmail SMTP password: Your Gmail password Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587 Gmail SMTP port (SSL): 465 Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes In this article, I won’t get into too many details about the
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