Configure SMTP v2.5 released

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Configure SMTP plugin (v2.5) for WordPress.

Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/configure-smtp.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, some of which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

    NEW

  • added support for GMail, including configuring the various settings to be appropriate for GMail
  • added support for SMTPSecure setting (acceptable values of ”, ‘ssl’, or ‘tls’)
  • added “Settings” link next to “Activate”/”Deactivate” link next to the plugin on the admin plugin listings page
    CHANGED

  • tweaked plugin’s admin options page to conform to newer WP 2.7 style
  • tweak test e-mail subject and body
  • removed the use_smtp option since WP uses SMTP by default, the plugin can’t help you if it isn’t using SMTP already, and the plugin should just go ahead and apply if it is active
  • updated description, installation instructions, extended description, copyright
  • extended compatibility to WP 2.7+
  • updated to v2.5
  • facilitated translation of some text
    FIXED

  • fixed bug where specified wordwrap value wasn’t taken into account

16 thoughts on “Configure SMTP v2.5 released

  1. I was having frustrating trouble with GMail Apps, so I went around the problem. My web host let me setup webmail using an identical email address as in my GMail Apps, then used the web host’s SMTP settings and BOOM, it works perfect. When you reply to the message, it goes to GMail.
    I have multiple WP installs on my domain for different uses (subdomains), and it has worked great each time using different addresses! Hope that helps.

  2. prob fred wants to send emails to all registered users on his website pressing a button, like notifications, dunno. we can send notification by RSS to all subscribers so i think this is not necessary any more. btw im testing it and works great.

  3. Hello,

    You mention that even if you don’t use “Configure SMTP” to tell WP to use another SMTP server to send outgoing mails, you can use CSMTP to tell WP what FROM: name and address to use when sending out emails.

    My question is how? How do you setup the plugin to not modify any outgoing mail settings, but still tell WP which FROM: name and address to use?

    Thanks,
    Devin

  4. I am using v2.5 and recently noticed an issue that prevented me from sending registered users notifications, such as when a new item is posted.

    Directly beneath the “sender name” box is another entry line. There is no title to go with it and there was a “1” on the line. By removing the “1” my problem was resolved. What is that line for? Thanks.

  5. Hi Scott – thanks for the work on the plug-in. Finally updated from wpPHPmailer and all working OK.

    One minor change I’ve noticed: previously with wpPHPmailer I could use an ampersand in the “From name” field (e.g. “School P&C”). Now it gets expanded to the the equivalent HTML entity & (e.g. “School P&C”) which just looks silly.

    Is there a workaround – or perhaps an easy fix?

    Cheers,
    Ross.

  6. Update to previous comment – looks like you can’t use HTML entities in comments without them being converted back into their characters (sigh).

    The “From name” now looks like “School P-&-amp-;-C” (remove the hyphens).

  7. To: Scott, Ref: Devin;
    ——————————
    You mention that even if you don’t use “Configure SMTP” to tell WP to use another SMTP server to send outgoing mails, you can use CSMTP to tell WP what FROM: name and address to use when sending out emails.

    My question is how? How do you setup the plugin to not modify any outgoing mail settings, but still tell WP which FROM: name and address to use?
    ——————————

    This mainly conflicts with “Contact Form 7″ plug-in. Can you please privde us a fix to this issue?

    Thanks
    – Sri

  8. After configuring Configure SMTP with my gmail account, the test worked perfectly but I’m enable to send mail using another plugin that’s using wp_mail().
    Some help please?

  9. Ross: As of v2.7, HTML entities will not appear in the “From Name” for emails.

    Nayan: As of v2.7, the plugin now notes that setting the From email and From name will not always work, depending on your configuration and mail provider. It does not work when sending mail through GMail.

    To others: if the test email gets sent, then sending mail through WordPress (with the configuration provided by this plugin) should work anywhere else provided wp_mail() is used.

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