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SMTP in WordPress – could this be why you are not getting all of your sales enquiries?

WordPress has a weak internal email system: PHP Mail.

If you suspect that you are not receiving all of your contact form entries, it could be because they are being handled via PHP Mail.

It is a good idea to use SMTP instead which connects with an email system such as Gmail.

SMTP stands for: Simple Mail Transfer (or Transport) Protocol.

It can be a little tricky to setup.

If you have a web developer, ask them to do this for you (if they haven’t already done so).

I use the WP Mail SMTP WordPress plugin for this task.

Once it is installed and running, it automatically sends a test email.

You should fill in your contact form and check to see that it is arriving in your email inbox safely.

Nigel Temple

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Nigel Temple is a marketing consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. Topics include: AI / ChatGPT, Marketing strategy, Digital marketing, SEO, Copywriting, Mailchimp. Nigel is available to hire for a consultancy meeting, training workshop, speaking event or marketing project. Email: Or call Nigel on: 01628 773128

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