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

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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

Nigel Temple

Nigel Temple BA (Hons) MCIM is a marketing consultant, speaker and trainer. He helps enterprises to find more customers and to communicate with them more effectively. Email: nigel@nigeltemple.com | Call: 01628 773128

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