How To See Your Logged Emails

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If you’re having issues with WordPress not sending emails correctly, you’re not alone.

Most of the email services use aggressive spam filters. These filters block most of the emails to protect their users. Those are really good things!

But, what does it mean to you? Your email newsletters maybe not be delivered to the inbox. That’s not good. You spend hours and hours writing an email newsletter. We all know it’s not spam, but filters might think it’s spam. If you can’t reach the inbox to the right person, writing emails are pointless.

Well, what we can do about it?

One of the best ways to solve this issue is to switch from the default WordPress email settings over to WP Mail SMTP.

WP Mail SMTP also allows you to track what date and time the email was sent. Was it delivered or not? Did the email send to the right person? Yes, you can track all of these.

In this post, you’ll learn how to see your logged emails on your WordPress site.

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First, what is WP Mail SMTP?

WP Mail SMTP is the popular WordPress plugin to make sure your website sends emails correctly. You don’t need any coding skills to set up and manage. It’s designed for every level.

Since it’s a WordPress plugin, you must have a self-hosted WordPress site. WP Mail SMTP also integrates with all of the best secure SMTP providers: your own or third-party SMTP email server, Google, SMTP.com, Mailgun, SendGrid, Amazon SES, Zoho Mail, Office 365, or Outlook.com

Pricing is varied by plan such as:

  • Pro $49 a year
  • Elite $99 a year
  • Developer $199 a year
  • Agency $399 a year

Pro plan includes everything you need to solve your WordPress email deliverability issues. If you don’t have the time to set up or learn WP Mail SMTP, I have good news!

The Elite plan includes technical assistance. All you have to do is sit back and relax while technical assistance sets up everything for you. They’ll do WP Mail SMTP plugin installation and setup, configuration adjustments to your DNS for proper email domain name verification, SMTP.com or Mailgun setup, and also final testing to confirm.

You just need to have SMTP.com or Mailgun account (both have a free trial) and your own domain email address. I’m sure this can save tons of time!

WP Mail SMTP does not offer a free trial but they offer a 100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee. If you don’t like WP Mail SMTP after 14 days of use, they’ll refund 100% of your money. No questions asked.

How to Set Up WordPress Email Logs

To get started, you need to install the WP Mail SMTP plugin into your WordPress site. Go to the navigation menu and click “plugin.” Type “WP Mail SMTP” in the search bar and click “Install Now.” Once the install is done, “Activate” the plugin.

Ok, now you can set up WP Mail SMTP!

Go to WP Mail SMTP > Settings from your WordPress dashboard. Click on the tab called “Email Log” and enable log. This will keep a record of every email sent out from your WordPress site.

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Once you enable the log, 2nd option called “Log Email Content” will appear underneath. It’s completely up to you to enable this option because all email content will be stored as plain text in your database automatically.

Please note that if your WooCommerce site is not sending emails, the “Log Email Content” setting could be an issue. In that case, turned off this setting and see how it works.

Before you go to the next step, don’t forget to save the setting!

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To check your WordPress email logs, go to WP Mail SMTP > Email Log on the left side of the WordPress main navigation. The newest emails will be shown on the top.

It will look like this:

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Click the subject line to see more details about the individual email logs. You can check status like sent or failed, mailer, date email created, sent it to whom, and numbers of attachments.

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Wrapping Up

Email setup could be a complicated process. However, you can automatically keep track of every email sent from your WordPress site and control which email notifications your WordPress site sends while fixing email deliverability problems if you use WP Mail SMTP. I think it’s an easy solution (:

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