Are you looking to resend the new user activation email in WordPress?
WordPress sends an account activation email to every new user who registers on your site. The link in the activation email enables the user to create a password, so it’s vital that they receive it.
If you need to resend user activation emails, we’ll show you how.
How Do I Resend a WordPress Activation Email?
You can easily resend the WordPress activation email with WP Mail SMTP. You can also forward an activation email to a different email address.
For this to work, you’ll first want to set up email logging. We’ll walk you through it in the steps below.
How To Resend New User Email in WordPress
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Note: If you’re using BuddyPress, note that there’s an extra step you need to take to resend the activation email. We created a separate guide on how to resend the BuddyPress activation email to help with that.
For now, let’s continue with the tutorial.
1. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
WP Mail SMTP is the best SMTP plugin for WordPress. As well as fixing your WordPress emails, it also gives you:
- Full WordPress email logging
- Open and click tracking
- Email reporting
- Weekly email summaries
- Email attachment storage
- Email log export and print
- And more.
Let’s install the plugin to start.
Head over to your WP Mail SMTP account and log in. Once you’re there, switch to the Downloads tab. You can download the latest plugin file by clicking the orange button.
Switch to your website and log in to the WordPress dashboard.
To install the plugin, go to the plugins page and upload the zip file.
Once installed, be sure to Activate the plugin. As soon as you do that, the Setup Wizard will start in your browser.
Let’s take a look at the Wizard now.
2. Connect Your Website to an Email Service
In this step, we’ll connect your website to an email service that will handle your outgoing WordPress emails. This will send your user activation emails and admin email change confirmations through a professional email service provider.
Click the Let’s Get Started button in the wizard to begin.
WP Mail SMTP lets you choose between free and premium options that will stop new user activation emails from going to the recipient’s spam folder.
If you have an eCommerce website, we recommend that you choose a mailer that supports transactional emails. This is the best option for any site sending a large number of emails, like:
- Multisite networks
- WooCommerce stores
- Membership sites
Go ahead and select the one that you believe is the best fit for your business.
Once you choose a mailer, open the documentation by clicking the link in the table below. This will walk you through the process of creating your account and setting up the connection to WordPress.
|Mailers available in all versions||Mailers in WP Mail SMTP Pro|
|SMTP.com||Microsoft 365 / Outlook.com|
|Google Workspace / Gmail|
Once you’ve set everything up, switch back to this guide to follow the next step in the wizard.
3. Enable Email Logging
In the next step, WP Mail SMTP will have two features enabled by default.
- Improved Email Deliverability
- Email Error Tracking
We also recommend that you enable the Detailed Email Log feature. This will help you to keep track of your emails.
You can also enable Instant Email Alerts, which will let you know if an email from your WordPress site fails to send so that you fix it.
4. Log the Email Content
In this step, we’re going to log the entire contents of the emails as well as the headers. This will allow us to resend the user activation email from WordPress.
If you enable email logs in Step 3 of the Setup Wizard, you’ll have the option to turn on additional email log settings.
The options here include:
- Store the content for all sent emails. This lets you save the content of your WordPress emails in your site’s database.
- Save file attachments sent from WordPress. When this setting is enabled, email attachments from your WordPress site will be saved in your site’s Uploads folder.
- Track when an email is opened. Use this feature to see if recipients open your WordPress emails.
- Track when a link in an email is clicked. Enable this option to see when recipients click on the links in your emails.
You must enable the Store the content for all sent emails option if you want to be able to resend WordPress emails.
At the end of the Wizard, copy the license key from the WP Mail SMTP account and paste it into the box to enable the Pro feature and future automatic updates.
And that’s the plugin set up! Now we can move on and turn on email content logging.
5. Resend New User Email in WordPress
Now we have the email log set up in WordPress, let’s try out the email resend feature to resend the activation email.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to WP Mail SMTP » Email Log.
Here, you’ll see all emails that your website sent after turning on email logging.
To resend any email, click on the view log button to open it. We’ll resend a new user activation email in this example.
On the log page, you’ll find the Resend button under the Actions tab.
Click on Resend and a popup will appear. The email field will have the user’s email address prefilled.
If your user is having difficulty receiving emails, you can edit this address or add a second email address separated by a comma.
Click on the YES button. WP Mail SMTP will resend the WordPress new user verification email using the email provider we set up so they can click the activation link.
If you have a bunch of failed emails, WP Mail SMTP makes it easy to resend those in bulk from the email log screen. This is a great way to retry emails that failed due to an SMTP error.
Now let’s look at how we can keep track of your WordPress emails in the future.
6. Monitor Your WordPress Emails
Now you have WP Mail SMTP Pro, you’ve unlocked full email reporting and tracking for WordPress. This will help you to keep an eye on your activation emails.
You can also see which emails are getting the most opens and clicks.
To see statistics about email deliverability and open rates, check out your Email Reports. You’ll find these under the WP Mail SMTP » Email Reports menu.
Your email report can be filtered to show the status and other statistics for any emails sent from your site.
Underneath the email report, you’ll also see open rates and click-through rates for your emails. This makes WP Mail SMTP a valuable user tracking plugin to help you measure email engagement.
Finally, you might not want to log into WordPress every day to check your user activation emails are sending, so we have a solution for that too.
Every Monday, WP Mail SMTP will send you a Weekly Email Summary. This lets you keep an eye on your email deliverability without logging into WordPress.
And… that’s it! Now you know how to resend WordPress new user verification emails using WP Mail SMTP.
Next, Check Your SPF Records
Email servers often use SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records to authenticate emails. When you send a test email from WP Mail SMTP, it’ll automatically check your DNS settings and alert you if it detects any problem.
SPF records are simple TXT records that validate all outgoing emails to prevent domain spoofing. If you need to have more than 1 SPF record, check out this guide to merge multiple SPF records into one rule.
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