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WordPress Theme Development From Scratch – 14 – SMTP Override for Email Sending (No Plugin)

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In this video – we will learn how to override WordPress’ default email sending functionality which uses PHP SendMail. We will use a hook to override settings to ensure all emails are sent through SMTP instead. All without a plugin! Awesome.

Why would you send emails via SMTP instead of using the standard WordPress php mail setup? Well .. your server may not be set up to send emails therefore your emails may not reach the final mailbox by going to the spam folder or not arriving at all!

This video will show you how I did it using my Amazon SES account.



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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