Checkout Config: Email Configuration« General
Checkout > Configuration > Email Configuration
1. From Email
Here you will type in the email you will use to send emails from. This takes on the WordPress admin email by default.
2. From Name
In this field you can specify the From Name that appears on the emails that are sent by the Shopping Cart plugin. This takes on the name of the site by default.
3. Mail Type
This is set to “WP Mail” by default which uses the WordPress Mail function. This is how checkout will send notification emails to customers. It is recommended that the default setting be used unless your ISP provider advises otherwise. The alternative is SMTP.
4. SMTP Host Name
This setting is only seen if “SMTP Server” is chosen for option number 3. The hostname of your mail server through which emails are sent. eg. mail.domain.com
5. SMTP Authentication
This setting is only seen if “SMTP Server” is chosen for option number 3. By default, this is set to “No” but you can set it to “Yes” to turn on SMTP authentication in order to fill in an SMTP username and password to use for the connection.
6. SMTP Username
This is only setting is only available if “Yes” has been chosen for option number 5. SMTP username to use in conjunction with the SMTP password below.
7. SMTP Password
This is only setting is only available if “Yes” has been chosen for option number 5. SMTP password to use in conjunction with the SMTP username above.
8. Test Email Settings
Clicking this button will open a pop-up in which you can specify an email to use to test the currently configured email settings (options number 1 to 7 above). This is just to make sure that everything has been configured correctly and emails are going out as intended. The pop-up is seen below
Once you enter your email address to send the test email to click the “Send Test Email” button. If your details are correct you will get a red message in this pop-up stating “Email was successfully sent, your settings are working!“. To confirm you can check the inbox of the specified email address to see the test email. If your settings are not correct you will give a different red message with the relevant details as to why the email failed. You can then act on this to fix the settings.