Setting automated e-mail mailing system to use not working as expected

Overview:

This functionality allows you to set through which medium automated e-mails will be sent. The two options are The WordPress mailer – wp mail and SMTP. In a situation where SMTP is selected, but the credentials are invalid or cannot be validated, the WordPress e-mail function will be used as a fall-back, ensuring that automated e-mails are sent.

WordPress e-mail function:

  • This simply uses the built-in WordPress functionality to send out e-mails.
  • Some hosts might have disabled this, which is why we added the SMTP option.
  • Please be aware that hosts do set limits for e-mails being sent through this medium, in an effort to prevent spam or in an effort to save system resources.
  • If this setting does not send out the automated e-mails, please check with your hosting provider to investigate this issue or enter SMTP settings if you have such credentials.

SMTP:

  • You can enter SMTP credentials.
  • This makes it possible to send automated e-mails via service providers such as Mandrill or Amazon.
  • If the supplied credentials are invalid, or cannot be validated, the wordpress e-mail function will be used as a fall-back, ensuring that automated e-mails will be sent.

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