how to resend new user email in wordpress

How To Resend New User Email in WordPress

Are you looking to resend the new user email in WordPress?

WordPress sends an activation email to every new user who registers on your site. The link in the activation email enables the user to create a password for their account so that they can log in to the website later on.

If this email doesn’t reach users, they might not be able to log in to your website.

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In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to easily resend the new user email in WordPress with just a few clicks.

  1. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin
  2. Connect Your Website to an Email Service
  3. Enable Email Logging
  4. Resend New User Email in WordPress
  5. Control Default WordPress Notification Using WP Mail SMTP

Let’s first see how to install the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

1. Install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin

WP Mail SMTP is the best SMTP plugin for WordPress. Apart from configuring the SMTP settings on your website, it also comes with additional features like:

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.

Download the WP Mail SMTP plugin

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.

Install WP Mail SMTP

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.

Click the Let’s Get Started button in the wizard to begin.

click the Let's Get Started button

WP Mail SMTP includes a number of mailers. You can choose between free and premium options.

If you have an eCommerce website, we recommend that you choose a mailer that supports transactional emails. You can use Gmail or Google Workspace for smaller websites with less traffic.

Go ahead and select the one that you believe is the best fit for your business.

Choose SMTP mailer

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 Microsoft Outlook
Sendinblue Amazon SES
Mailgun Zoho Mail
Gmail / Google Workspace
Other SMTP

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.

  • Email deliverability
  • Error tracking

The third option is Detailed Email Log. You’ll want to enable this now so that the plugin starts to save the header information for all the emails that are sent from your site.

Enable email logs

For the final step, 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.

Enter WP Mail SMTP license key

Finally, in order to resend emails, you’ll want to log the entire contents of the emails as well as the headers. This setting isn’t enabled by default, so we can quickly turn it on now.

To do that, head to WP Mail SMTP » Settings.

WP Mail SMTP settings

Now scroll down and click the checkbox next to Log Email Content.

Log email content in WordPress

Great! Now save the settings.

Now would be a great time to send a test email so we can try out the resend feature in the next step.

4. Resend New User Email in WordPress

Now we have the email log set up in WordPress, let’s try out the email resend feature.

From the WordPress dashboard, go to WP Mail SMTP » Email Log.

WordPress email log menu item in WP Mail SMTP

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.

new user registration email log

On the log page, you’ll find the Resend button under the Actions tab.

resend button in WP Mail SMTP

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.

resend email with WP Mail SMTP

Click on the YES button and WP Mail SMTP will resend the WordPress new user verification email using the email provider we set up.

That’s it! Now you know how to resend WordPress new user verification email using WP Mail SMTP.

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Next Step: 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.

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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