Allowing Other WordPress Roles to View or Manage Email Logs

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Would you like to provide access to your website’s other user roles to view or manage the email logs? Allowing access to other roles is a great way to ensure all incoming emails are read, and the outgoing emails are sent successfully.

Note: Be sure to install and activate the WP Mail SMTP plugin and turn on email logging on your site before adding the code snippet provided in this tutorial.


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The capability manage_options is selected by default for viewing and managing email logs. On line 2, you can change this to any other capability of your choosing.

Be sure to check out the complete list of WordPress roles and capabilities.

View Email Logs

Manage Email Logs

That’s it! Now you know how to successfully allow other WordPress roles to view or manage the email logs of your WordPress site.

Next, want to explore more ways to customize your WP Mail SMTP setup? Be sure to look at our other code snippets for more customization options.