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WordPress PHP Mailer Fix For GoDaddy Hosting

We were working on a project where a submission form’s data needed to be emailed to a client. The issue we ran into, the form was never being emailed. We discovered that Godaddy, their host, blocks the PHP Mailer. We don’t know why, but we had to figure out a work around, so we our client can continue to have the form on their website. After hours of researching and testing, we found a solution. We hope this helps and saves you time.

  1. Create an email account from your domain within your Godaddy hosting account.
  2. Log into your WordPress install.
  3. Download, install and activate the WP-Mail-SMTP plugin.
  4. Go to Settings > Email to add the following settings
  5. Enter your From Email and Name (Godaddy Host Email Account)
  6. Mailer: Send all WordPress emails via SMTP.
  7. SMTP Host: smtpout.secureserver.net
  8. SMTP Port: 80
  9. Encryption: No Encryption
  10. Authentication: Yes: Use SMTP authentication.
  11. Enter Username and Password
  12. Save Changes
  13. Send test mail and results should read bool(true)

This example worked for us but if you run into problems with this, let us know and we can try to help you resolve this.

Comments (2)

  • Marile Borden Reply

    I could kiss you right now I’m so happy! After hours and hours and hours and several dozen different types of attempts, you have solved my WP email dilemna!! Thank you!!!

    August 19th, 2014 at 3:38 pm
  • Mohammad Kashif Reply

    Great!
    Even godaddy support experts could not solve.
    But you did very smoothly.
    Respect for you.

    May 13th, 2015 at 7:02 pm

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