WordPress admin email change not sending

How To Fix WordPress Admin Email Change Not Sending Confirmation

Is WordPress not sending the admin email change confirmation email?

This email is crucial if you want to change your site admin email in WordPress.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to fix the problem with your WordPress emails so you never miss another notification.

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How Do I Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Problems?

You can easily fix WordPress not sending email by using the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

WP Mail SMTP connects your website to a 3rd party email provider. When your emails have the right authentication headers, they won’t be lost on the way to your mailbox.

We’ll show you how to install WP Mail SMTP in this guide. Once you’ve done that, you can request the admin email change again and you’ll receive the notification without any problems.

How To Fix WordPress Admin Email Change Not Sending Confirmation

Here’s a table of contents to help you work through this tutorial.

  1. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
  2. Control WordPress Default Notifications

We’ll first check the easy solution that requires you to install a plugin.

1. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin

WP Mail SMTP is the best SMTP plugin for WordPress. We’re going to install it to fix your emails before we try to resend the admin email notification.

Install the Plugin

To start, head over to the WP Mail SMTP website and log in to your account. Click the orange button under the Downloads tab to grab the latest version of the plugin file.

Switch to the WordPress dashboard of your website and upload the zip file to the plugins page. If you are new to WordPress or need help with this part, you can check out this guide on how to install a plugin.

Once the plugin is installed, be sure to Activate it. As soon as you do that, the Setup Wizard will start in your browser.

Now we’re ready to connect your WordPress site to an SMTP server or 3rd party email provider.

Set Up a Mailer Connection

In this step, we’ll connect the website with a dedicated mailer service.

To begin, click the Let’s Get Started button.

WP Mail SMTP allows you to select from a variety of mailing services. Here are few tips to help you pick the best one for your site:

Go ahead and choose the email provider that you think is the best fit for your business.

Choose SMTP mailer

Once that’s done, you’ll want to set up your new email provider.

Open the documentation page and go through the steps:

Mailers available in all versions Additional Mailers in Pro
SMTP.com Microsoft Outlook
Sendinblue Amazon SES
Mailgun Zoho Mail
SendGrid
Gmail / Google Workspace
Other SMTP

When you have set everything up, switch back to this guide.

Enable Email Logging

At the end of the Setup Wizard, you’ll be able to turn on the Detailed Email Log if you have a Pro license.

The email log saves information about every email that is being sent from your website, including the subject line, recipient, and headers.

Enable email logs

The email logs feature also unlocks some advanced functionality in WP Mail SMTP Pro:

  • Full email logging: Save a copy of the body of each email along with the headers
  • Open and click tracking: See open and click analytics for your WordPress emails
  • Save email attachments: Store every attachment sent from WordPress – ideal if you want to save copies of WooCommerce invoices or file attachments
  • Export email logs: Export details of sent emails and any attachments that were originally sent with them
  • Export in EML format: Export a complete copy of any sent email and its attachments
  • Email resend: Resend emails individually or in bulk

Read our article on how to log WordPress emails to get more details.

For the last step, copy the license key from your WP Mail SMTP account and paste it into the box to enable the Pro features and future automatic updates.

Enter WP Mail SMTP license key

That’s it! You’ve done everything you need to do to fix your WordPress emails.

Change the admin email address now, and you should receive a confirmation email without issue.

In the final step, we’ll show you a quick tip that’ll help you to control the email notifications you get from WordPress.

2. Control WordPress Default Notifications

Apart from the admin email confirmation, WordPress also sends out default email notifications for activity on your website, like:

WP Mail SMTP lets you easily control the default notifications and disable them.

To disable notifications, go to WP Mail SMTP settings and switch to the Email Controls tab.

Email Controls in WP Mail SMTP

Here, you’ll find all default emails that WordPress sends and a toggle to control them.

Disable automatic plugin update emails

You can quickly turn OFF the ones you don’t want to receive.

And that’s it! You fixed WordPress not sending admin email change notifications. And you also learned how to control the other emails WordPress sends from your site.

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Next Step: Check Your DNS Record

Now that we’ve got the SMTP settings sorted out, we need to make sure that your DNS settings are right.

If you already have an email list, you might already have SPF records set up for that. But sometimes, a second SPF record gets added. This can invalidate both records.

Multiple SPF records in Cloudflare

Instead, you’ll want to merge the SPF records so they only occupy 1 line in your DNS.

Multiple SPF record rule in Cloudflare

If you need more information on setting up your DNS, start with this guide to fixing multiple SPF records on your domain.

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.

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