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How do I set up outbound SMTP in WordPress running the wooCommerce plugin?
How do I set up outbound SMTP in wooCommerce?


The following example assumes you have already got a fully functional WordPress system and the wooCommerce plugin installed.

Log into your WordPress Admin area. 

First we need to install an additional plugin called WP SMTP because wooCommerce does not include any features of its own to use SMTP emailing.

Under the Plugins Menu select "Add New"

Add New WordPress plugin

Once you are on the main plugin installation page, you will need to find the "WP SMTP" plugin.

This can be done easily if you type the name of that plugin into the search box and press enter. The first result you will get will be the plugin you need. 

WordPress plugin WP SMTP

Once the plugin is installed it will need activating


WordPress activate the WP SMTP plugin 


Now the plugin is ready to be setup.

Goto the settings of the plugin and complete the form.


WordPress WP SMTP plugin settings 


Then enter the outMail settings you were provided with.

WordPress WP SMTP settings - outMail


  • From = yourEmailAddressYouWantToUse
  • FromName = TextBaseName
  • SMTP host = <outMail server provided in the welcome email>
  • SMTP Secure = None (Once you have it working you can try SSL)
  • SMTP Port = 25 (or 587, 2525 or 8025)
  • SMTP Authentication = Yes
  • Username = <outMail username provided in the welcome email>
  • Password = <outMail password provided in the welcome email>

  • Click "Save Changes"


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Summary of server details

Outgoing server

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol


Outgoing server port

25, 465, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication, SSL and TLS supported


As provided


As provided

Uninstalling / Removing outMail

To change your outgoing SMTP server settings away from outMail simply follow the setup guide above and where asked to enter the outgoing SMTP mail server address and login credentials please use those provided to you for the service provider you are moving to.

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