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WordPress is a breeze to install if you have PHP any MySQL in place. On Windows/IIS there are two dark holes, though.

One is URL rewriting and the other is sending email about comments, forgotten passwords etc. Let’s talk about the second one today.

If you enable SMTP email sending in php.ini you are halfway there. But there is a good chance SMTP server will not accept your email if the mailbox is not local, since WordPress sends email from hardcoded address wordpress@<your-domain>. Also, this will not work if your SMTP server requires authentication.

All this can be easily solved with Configure SMTP WP plugin. This plugin lets you configure SMTP sending details and even lets you use Gmail servers for sending mails. As usual, installation is dead simple, after you do it you just configure SMTP server details and it just works.


Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52 PM | Filed under: Software Developement Blogging Internet |


# re: WordPress email configuration on Windows/IIS 11/28/2010 3:42 AM Jordan
Wow dude! Thanks for the help. I was simply thinking the other night about how to configure this Wordpress thing on Windows. I have MYSQL installed already but please let me know about PHP stuff. What modifications do I need now in order to get PHP and then Wordpress? Waiting for another post from your side in this regard.

# re: WordPress email configuration on Windows/IIS 1/19/2011 9:57 PM MuratCan
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# re: WordPress email configuration on Windows/IIS 2/2/2011 3:03 PM IT support guy
I have search friendly URLs working in IIS but mail still wont work. Are there limitations on what WP version the plugin works with?

# re: WordPress email configuration on Windows/IIS 2/22/2012 12:41 PM IT Support Surrey
Did anyone get this working???

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