Is The Events Calendar not sending email from your website?
If event notifications aren’t working, your visitors might miss out on tickets or event notifications.
We’ll show you the easy way to fix email notifications with a plugin. Using this method, you can easily force extensions and code snippets to send messages from the same email address.
How Do I Change WordPress Email Settings?
WP Mail SMTP makes it easy to control your WordPress email settings.
Even better, WP Mail SMTP also lets you control the automated emails that WordPress sends, like plugin update notifications and password reset emails.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use WP Mail SMTP to fix The Events Calendar not sending email notifications.
That way, you can be sure that your organizers and attendees always have all of the information they need.
How to Fix The Events Calendar Not Sending Email
Ready to fix your emails? Follow along with the steps below.
- Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
- Set Up Your Mailer
- Turn On Email Logging (Optional)
- Send All Emails From the Same Address (Optional)
If you’d rather have someone else resolve this for you, a full White Glove Setup service is included with the WP Mail SMTP Elite license.
Step 1: Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
Let’s start by installing the plugin.
First, download the zip file from your WP Mail SMTP account. You’ll find it in the Downloads tab.
Next, open up the WordPress dashboard and upload the plugin to your WordPress site.
If you need help with this, jump over to this guide to installing a WordPress plugin.
Don’t forget to Activate the plugin. As soon as you activate it, the Setup Wizard will open.
If you want to pause here, you can come back and restart the wizard any time by clicking the Launch Setup Wizard button in the WP Mail SMTP settings.
Step 2: Set Up Your Mailer
Now let’s run the setup wizard. Remember: if you already have a mailer service set up, running the wizard again might erase your settings.
First, we’ll choose a mailing service to fix The Events Calendar not sending emails. Click the Let’s Get Started button.
Now it’s time to choose your mailer. Here are a few tips to help with that:
- For large sites with a lot of events, SMTP.com or Sendinblue are perfect because they’re both super reliable and affordable.
- You can also use one of the other mailers like Mailgun or SendGrid. Check out this complete guide to email providers to find out more about them.
- WP Mail SMTP supports Gmail or G-Suite. This is a great option for a small site with fairly low traffic. You can also use a Gmail alias to send WordPress emails if you want to.
- We also have an Other SMTP option. You can use this to send emails from The Events Calendar through an SMTP server that you have access to.
Go ahead and select the mailer that you’d like to use.
When you’ve chosen your mailer, open up our documentation and follow along to complete the set-up steps:
- Gmail (G-suite or regular Gmail)
- Amazon SES
- Zoho Mail
- Other SMTP
Setting up your mailer will take just a few minutes. When you’ve set everything up, come back to this guide.
Step 3: Turn on Email Logging (Optional)
WP Mail SMTP will finish the setup by asking you which features to enable. By default, 2 will already be turned on:
- Email deliverability
- Error reporting
In Pro, you can turn on the Detailed Email Logs setting to log the emails that are sent out from your site.
If email logging is enabled, you can view or delete each individual log file after checking that everything’s working. Check out our guide to WordPress email logging to find out how this looks.
At the end of the wizard, paste in your license key. This will unlock access to all of the updates and features in the Pro version.
And that’s it!
Now you can send a test email from WP Mail SMTP to check that everything’s working.
Next, we’ll show you 1 more optional setting that can help to manage your Events Calendar emails.
4. Send All Emails From the Same Address (Optional)
You might have installed different extensions for The Events Calendar to sell different items, like tickets.
With WP Mail SMTP, you can force every plugin on your site to use the same From Email address.
This is an awesome way to make sure all of your emails are being sent from the authenticated email address. It also really helps if you’re using any custom code snippets for The Events Calendar because it’ll force the same From Email for those as well.
For some email providers, including Zoho Mail, this setting will be grayed out. You can still choose whether to Force the From Name if you want to.
And that’s it! You learned how to fix The Events Calendar not sending emails!
Next, Let Users Submit Their Own Events
Did you know that you can let users submit their own events to your calendar? You can easily get your visitors to add their own events to create a community calendar.
Ready to fix your emails? Get started today with the best WordPress SMTP plugin. WP Mail SMTP Elite includes full White Glove Setup and offers a 14-day money-back guarantee.