Jan 3 2009

WordPress on Windows IIS Server with SMTP

WordPress 2.7 runs very smoothly on IIS 6 with PHP 5.2.x or greater and MySQL 5+. One of the problem I found after installing was the fact that wordpress doesn’t provide any option to configure SMTP email servers and when you are on IIS, you pretty much need that all the time to run any PHP application with email communication support, so I was surprised not to find that option in WordPress, given that all the other aspects of wordpress are very highly configurable.

I found this nice little plugin that does exactly that:

  • Cimy Swift : http://www.marcocimmino.net/cimy-wordpress-plugins/

After installing the plugin, it gives an option Tab in the Settings panel and there you can configure all the aspects of your SMTP settings. This plugin also comes with Gmail’s SMTP support.

There is another plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/swift-smtp/ which also seems to do the same work but it failed on installation on WP 2.7 and after multiple try although it did install but mail testing failed.


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