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How to Receive WordPress Emails from Localhost

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When using a localhost install of WordPress sometimes you need to receive some information. This could be from a plugin or a WordPress generated email. In this video, we will show you how to receive emails from localhost.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Fot this tutorial we are using gmail, to use a different account you will need to know their smtp settings.

Start by installing and activating the WP Mail SMTP plugin

Then go to Settings, Email to configure the plugin.

Add the from email, from name, and send all emails via smtp.

Set the return path to match the from email.

Fill in smtp information, if using gmail use:

Host: smtp.gmail.com

Port: 587

Encryption: Use TLS encryption

Authentication: Yes use SMTP authentication

And save changes.

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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