Jared Atchison

Co-owner /

Jared is the co-founder of WPForms and lead developer of several other popular WordPress plugins and services, including WP Mail SMTP, Easy WP SMTP, SendLayer, and WP Mail Logging


  • WordPress
  • Web development
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Email deliverability
  • Website performance


After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Technology Management, Jared started his career as one of the leading consultants in the WordPress industry, boasting high-profile clients such as ​​LeadPages, ShareASale, Texas A&M University, GolfStats.com, and more.

Jared has been building WordPress websites since 2009 and is an experienced web developer with skills in PHP, JavaScript, React, SysOps, and full-stack development.

A regular featured speaker at WordPress events and WordCamps, Jared also contributes to open-source WordPress projects, including bbPress Core and One Click Demo Import.


Introducing WP Mail SMTP 3.1 – Postmark Mailer Is Here

Today we’re celebrating the release of WP Mail SMTP 3.1. And with it, we’re thrilled to welcome Postmark – our brand new mailer! We’re super excited about welcoming Postmark to our family of email providers. Now you can benefit from its reliable and speedy email delivery service in WordPress. (And the delivery speeds we’ve seen […]
Introducing the Postmark mailer for WP Mail SMTP

Introducing the New WP Mail SMTP Setup Wizard

WP Mail SMTP 2.6 has arrived and hold on tight because this big update has made setup easier than ever before. The newest version of WP Mail SMTP has just been released and it packs a major punch. We’re super excited about it and think you’ll love what’s new. We know email deliverability issues can […]

Mailgun TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation (+How It Impacts WP Mail SMTP)

Earlier this month, Mailgun announced that they will be depreciating TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in favor of the more secure TLS version 1.2. Instead, they’ll be supporting TLS 1.2 and above. Mailgun users will need to take action to make sure they can continue to send emails by being compliant with Mailgun’s new measures. […]

Introducing WP Mail SMTP 2.3 — The Zoho Mailer Integration Is Here

We’ve just released WP Mail SMTP 2.3 and we’re welcoming another mailer into the family! We’re thrilled to announce that WP Mail SMTP Pro is now integrated with Zoho Mail. It’s an exciting day because WP Mail SMTP users now have the ability to connect with wildly popular and reliable Zoho Mail. A Secure + […]

WP Mail SMTP Pro Turns 1! Birthday Sale + What’s New & What’s Next

Break out the cake! WP Mail SMTP has just turned a year old, and these past 12 months have been incredibly exciting. Reflecting on the last year, we’ve accomplished a lot. Of course this wouldn’t have been possible without the sweat of our awesome team and the support we receive from our users. So, thank […]

Announcing the WP Mail SMTP + SMTP.com Integration

WP Mail SMTP 2.0 has arrived and it’s making getting reliable email deliverability even easier for everyone. We’re so excited to announce that WP Mail SMTP is now integrated with SMTP.com. That means that you now have the option to combine WP Mail SMTP’s reliable email deliverability with SMTP.com’s trusted brand to help your site […]
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