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How to Send Emails in WordPress Using Zoho SMTP With FluentSMTP

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I have a Zoho Email subscription and I would like to use it to send emails from WordPress. I have a pro account as it is very cheap and allows me to add multiple domains with an alias.

I have this blog that I will configure with Zoho SMTP so WordPress to use that account for sending the email. The WordPress plugin that will be used is FluentSMTP a free relatively new one.

Zoho is allowing you to send a limited number of emails each day (a couple hundred on pro) in the function of your account reputation. For this blog and maybe add it on a couple this is a good option.

The steps and the video will cover an existing account in Zoho, you will not see the steps to create a new one. But that is not hard you just need to follow Zoho’s steps.

If you prefer Gmail SMTP to send emails in WordPress you can check this article:

Zoho Email Configs With FluentSMTP

  1. Install FluentSMTP – you just need to go to Add Plugin and search for it and install it. This is a free plugin with a lot of nice features that will allow you to trach the emails sent in WordPress with logs and everything. I think is great that you have all of these features for free.
  2. Go into Zoho Account and create an application password. This is needed in FluentSMTP.
  3. Configure FluentSMTP with Zoho. Next, you just need to go into FluentSMTP Settings and choose other SMTP and add Zoho details:
  • From Email and From Name – this should be zoho account or alias you are using.
  • SMTP Details- for Zoho details you can choose:

Outgoing Server Settings: (Personal users with an email address,username@zoho.com):

Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.com
Port: 465 with SSL or
Port: 587 with TLS
Require Authentication: Yes

Outgoing Server Settings (Organization users with a domain-based email address,you@yourdomain.com):

Outgoing Server Name: smtppro.zoho.com
Port: 465 with SSL or
Port: 587 with TLS
Require Authentication: Yes

I have a pro one and used pro smtp.

  • SMTP Username – the username for zoho, or an alias you are using
  • SMTP Password – the application password in step 2.

After you just need to save the config and send a test email to see that is reaching.

If you want to see the detail instructions just check the bellow video.

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  1. Gerrad says:

    Thank you so much for this!! Been looking to move away from WP Mail SMTP and I found FluentSMTP to be the best alternative. They didn’t have a direct Zoho integration, so this video came in handy.

    Just one quick addition: In the SMTP Username section, you need to enter the full email address of your Zoho account for it to work. Some people (myself included), would think to just enter the username of their email address, but that would just not work.

    Thanks again for this helpful tutorial!

    – Gerrad