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Khoa Nguyen
Khoa Nguyen
4,735 Points

Error sending test email

SMTP ERROR: Failed to connect to server: (0)SMTP connect() failed. https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Troubleshooting

Tomáš Komprs
Tomáš Komprs
12,205 Points

For Gmail, I had to try create an app password at first. this didn't work. But what help me was: in these settings: Type of Encryption: None SSL/TLS STARTTLS select STARTTLS instead of SSL/TLS

3 Answers

It finally worked after 3 hours!

I used gmail.

What I did:

  1. Create a "2 authentication" for GMAIL, then Create a "Application Password"
  2. In GMAIL, find "allow less secure apps". (According to others -- sometimes it takes an hour to take affect)
  3. In WordPress Admin -- EASY WP SMPT settings I then changed SSL/TLS , to STARTTLS
Brad Rollins
Brad Rollins
1,914 Points

Thanks Anthony! I just followed 2 of the steps you listed and it work immediately for me.

  1. In GMAIL, find "allow less secure apps". (According to others -- sometimes it takes an hour to take affect)

  2. In WordPress Admin -- EASY WP SMPT settings I then changed SSL/TLS , to STARTTLS

Ryan Thacker
Ryan Thacker
4,201 Points

Change to STARTTLS

Alan McClenaghan
Alan McClenaghan
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 45,520 Points

Worked for me! (After checking every other setting multiple times, it was the type of encryption that was the issue.)

I also had to create an App Password in Gmail, because I had two-factor authentication turned on, and Gmail had no way of performing the the second authentication.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833

Diana Vazquez
Diana Vazquez
1,395 Points

Thanks sooo much!!! I was wracking my brain about this! The link you posted was super helpful.

Andrew Bain
Andrew Bain
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 1,785 Points

Very helpful...Thank you! I was racking my brain...Great article (link), it worked immediately.