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How can I use WordPress to send emails through Web Hosting?

Last Updated: May 23, 2018

Web Hosting sends emails in the fsockopen mode, while WordPress sends emails in the steam_connect_client mode. For WordPress to use a Web Hosting instance to send an email, you must modify the program configuration file /wp-include/class-smtpp.php.

Follow these steps to modify /wp-include/class-smtpp.php file:

  1. Access website files via FileZilla and locate /wp-include/class-smtpp.php.

  2. Download the file to your local computer.

  3. Open the file and find the following code:

    Note: You can open the file by code editors, such as Notepad++.

    1. $this->smtp_conn = @stream_socket_client( $host . “:” . $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout, STREAM_CLIENT_CONNECT, $socket_context );
  4. Modify the code as the following:
    1. $this->smtp_conn = @fsockopen($host,$port,$errno,$errstr,$timeout);
  5. Save the modified file and upload it to FTP site by FileZilla.

WordPress should now be able to send email by Web Hosting instance.

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