How to use gmail smtp / pop3 for wordpress post by email

How to use gmail smtp / pop3 for wordpress post by email

Well you can add post to your WordPress blog by email and WordPress has built-in post by email feature under Settings » Writing page in WordPress admin area  ( http://YourWebsite.com/wp-admin/options-writing.php)

You can use below settings to use gmail pop server:

You may check  – What is gmail smtp / pop3 server name and port

Gmail POP3 Server

Enter the following information in the POP account settings of your mail client:

  • Server: pop.gmail.com
  • Authentication type: SSL – this is just for info and once you select port 995 it will be by default ssl
  • Port number: 995
  • Username: Your Gmail email address
  • Password: Your gmail password

Setting up Post by Email Using Postie

I would suggest to use Postie  plugin to do post by email since it have lot of advance options which allow you to do much more that default wordpress post via email.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Postie plugin from your admin page -> plugin -> new plugin . once you activated the plugin, the plugin will add a new menu item in your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to plugin’s settings page.

Postie - WordPress post by email plugin settings

This is where you will provide the login details for the secret email account you created earlier.

If you are using any other tool to send mail then below are smtp setting you can use:

Or if you are looking for automation script to send mail then please check – script to send mail using gmail 

Gmail SMTP Server

Enter the following information in the SMTP account settings of your mail client:

  • Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Authentication:  SSL – – for your info and might be required for your mail app/tool
  • Port: 465

or

  • Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Authentication:  StartTLS – for your info and might be required for your mail app/tool
  • Port: 587
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