Setting Up the Mailer

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to improve email deliverability with the mailer in Easy WP SMTP.

1. Setting Up Your Account

To get started, you’ll need an account with This account will connect your WordPress site and make sure your emails are delivered successfully. If you already have an account, just log in. If not, create a new account now.

When creating a new account, you’ll need to complete a few more steps to prevent spam. Check your email for an activation link from and click on it to agree to’s usage policy. 

Then, will review your account, which can take up to 24 hours. They may also ask for more information, so keep an eye on your email.

Once your account is approved, you can start setting up the mailer. Keep your account page open in your browser as you’ll need it in the next step.

2. Setting Up Your Site’s DNS Settings

Authentication helps to ensure your emails are considered legitimate and are delivered successfully. uses a record called SPF to help with authentication. You’ll need to add this SPF record to your website’s DNS settings and also set up a DKIM record.

Note: For more details on the DNS records, you can check out’s knowledge base for details on the DNS records it provides. makes it simple to access the records needed for authentication by providing a user-friendly onboarding process. To start, go to their onboarding portal and log in using your account information.

Sending Domain

To start, you’ll need to specify your sending domain, which should be your website’s domain. To verify this, enter the domain in the What is your sending domain? field and click Next

Sending Domain field in

Adding the SPF Record

After adding the sending domain, you’ll then see the SPF record that you need to add to your site’s DNS settings. Click the copy icon to copy the SPF Record. 

Adding the SPF record in

You can also locate the SPF record in your account dashboard by going to the top menu and clicking on Account » My Settings.

My Settings tab from dropdown menu

In the GENERAL tab, you should see the following SPF record:

v=spf1 ~all

SPF record in General tab

After you’ve added the SPF record, make sure to also set the TTL (Time To Live) to 1 day if you have the option to change it in your site’s DNS settings. Then, go back to the onboarding portal and click Verify SPF.

Verify SPF button

After you have made the changes to your DNS settings, you can then add the DKIM record for your website.

Note: It may take up to 48 hours for the changes to take effect, so you may need to check back at a later time.

Setting Up the DKIM Record for Your Domain

Before sending emails from your domain, you need to add a DKIM record to your domain’s DNS settings.

For, this record is a TXT record with the following details:

  • Name: smtpcustomers._domainkey
  • TXT Value: copied from’s onboarding portal
  • TTL: 1 hour or 3600 seconds, depending on the units used in your DNS settings

These details can be found in the DKIM Verification section of the onboarding portal.

DKIM verification section in suggests setting the TTL value to 3600 seconds, but this might not be possible based on your domain provider. In such cases, you should use your provider’s default value. 

After you’ve added the DKIM record, go back to the onboarding portal and click on Verify DKIM to check its status. 

Verify DKIM button in

Remember that it may take up to 48 hours for the changes to your domain’s DNS settings to show up on your domain.

Once the changes have taken effect, you should see a Verified status displayed under each record.

Verified sending domain, SPF and DKIM verification in

Note: For more information on DKIM records on, check out their DKIM documentation.

3. Configuring Easy WP SMTP Settings

Once you’ve set up your site’s domain settings, you can go ahead and configure your Easy WP SMTP settings. To access the settings from the WordPress dashboard, go to Easy WP SMTP » Settings.


In the next steps, we’ll go through each of the settings located on this page.

Mailer Settings

Select the option from the list of available mailers. Once you choose, more settings related to this mailer will appear. mailer option in Easy WP SMTP settings


The next step is to enter the API Key and Sender Name from your account in the Easy WP SMTP settings.

To find the API Key, go to the Easy WP SMTP section of the settings and click on the Get API Key link.

This will take you to the API page in your account. Copy the full value in the Key column, then go back to the Easy WP SMTP settings, and paste it into the API Key field.

API key field in Easy WP SMTP settings

Sender Name

Scroll down to the Sender Name field after adding the API key. Click on Get Sender Name to open the Senders page of your account. Here, copy the value under the Name column.

After copying the Name value, switch back to your Easy WP SMTP settings and paste it into the Sender Name field.

Sender Name in Easy WP SMTP settings

General Settings

From Email Address

The From Email is the email address that your WordPress site’s emails are sent from. For emails to deliver correctly, this email address must match the sending domain you verified in your account. For example, if you authorized as your domain, the From Email must contain

We also strongly recommend enabling the Force From Email toggle. If it’s enabled, your From Email will be used for all emails sent from your site, ignoring values set by other plugins.

From Email Address in Easy WP SMTP settings

From Name

The From Name is the name that appears in the emails sent from your site, letting the recipient know who sent the email. By default, the From Name is set to your site’s name. However, you can change the name to whatever you’d like.

Similarly, you can enable the Force From Name toggle to apply the settings site-wide.

From Name in Easy WP SMTP settings

When you’re done with the configuration, be sure to click the Save Settings button to save your settings.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully set up the mailer with Easy WP SMTP.