A Complete Guide to Miscellaneous Settings

Would you like to learn more about the miscellaneous settings in WP Mail SMTP? These settings include disabling weekly email summaries, hiding announcements, uninstalling WP Mail SMTP, and more.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover all of the miscellaneous settings available in WP Mail SMTP.


Accessing Miscellaneous Settings

To access the miscellaneous settings in WP Mail SMTP, you’ll need to go to WP Mail SMTP » Settings. Then click on the Misc tab at the top of the page.

Accessing miscellaneous settings in WP Mail SMTP

On the next screen, you’ll see various miscellaneous settings. We’ll explain what each of these settings does in the following sections.

Do Not Send

Do Not Send option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

WP Mail SMTP alters the functionality of the wp_mail function to ensure email delivery via your selected mailer. Enabling this option will stop all emails from your WordPress site that are using the wp_mail function.

You can block all outgoing emails from WP Mail SMTP by checking the Do Not Send box.

Hide Announcements

Hide Announcements option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

Every so often, the WP Mail SMTP team sends notices to your WordPress dashboard, ranging from important announcements to a friendly request to consider creating a plugin review.

To stop seeing any such announcements from WP Mail SMTP, simply enable this Hide Announcements option.

Hide Email Delivery Errors

Hide Email Delivery Errors option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

WP Mail SMTP notifies you about the underlying cause for unsuccessful email deliveries. These error messages can be helpful in identifying the reason for failed email attempts.

To hide these alerts from showing up on your site’s WP Mail SMTP plugin page, check the Hide Email Delivery Errors box.

Hide Dashboard Widget

Hide Dashboard Widget option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

With the WP Mail SMTP dashboard widget, you can view a summary of your email logs at a glance. This widget will automatically appear on your WordPress dashboard as soon as you have installed and activated the plugin.

If you’d prefer to hide this widget from the dashboard, simply enable the Hide Dashboard Widget option.

Uninstall WP Mail SMTP

Uninstall option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

Deleting the WP Mail SMTP plugin the typical way (using the Delete option on your WordPress Plugins page) will not fully remove the data and will keep your settings, email logs, and saved keys.

This was designed to make sure that your data and specifics are not lost in the case of accidentally deleting the plugin or when removing the plugin for troubleshooting.

If you would like to delete the WP Mail SMTP plugin along with all your settings, email logs, and saved keys, you’ll first need to check the Uninstall WP Mail SMTP box. Then, deactivate and delete WP Mail SMTP from your site’s Plugins page to completely remove the plugin.

Disable Email Summaries

Disable Email Summaries option under WP Mail SMTP Miscellaneous settings

WP Mail SMTP gathers the statistics about your emails and sends them to your inbox each week. You can opt to stop receiving these summaries by checking the Disable Email Summaries box.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully familiarized yourself with the miscellaneous settings in WP Mail SMTP.

Next, would you like to learn how to troubleshoot issues in WP Mail SMTP? Be sure to check out our guide on troubleshooting WP Mail SMTP for more details.