How to configure email on various WordPress hosting providers

Finding the right way to set up WordPress email on your hosting provider’s server is critical. To assist you, we’ve put together a list of popular WordPress hosting providers, along with their email setup instructions. This resource is designed to make it easier for you to quickly set up your WordPress email on your selected environment. Feel free to browse the list and access the information you need for a smooth email setup experience.

Here they are, in no particular (in fact, randomized) order:

1. Cloudways

2. Hostinger

3. WP Engine

  • Homepage
  • Email policy link
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    While we manage many parts of your website hosting, default E-Mail functionality on WP Engine is limited. Normal emails, such as password resets, will not typically have any issues sending. However, for robust email functionality, monitoring and scalability, we highly suggest utilizing a 3rd party email host.

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions

4. Liquid Web

  • Homepage
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    Provide SMTP

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions: N/A

5. Pagely

6. Kinsta

  • Homepage
  • Email policy link
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    At Kinsta, all of our plans include support for transactional email on both Production and Staging sites.

    While Kinsta does allow transactional email, we do have daily limits on the amount of transactional email allowed. For full details, please see our Acceptable Use Policy.

    The daily limits on transactional email are as follows:

    • Starter and Pro plans may send up to 150 transactional emails per day.
    • Business plans may send up to 1,000 transactional emails per day.
    • Agency and Enterprise plans may send up to 3,000 transactional emails per day.
  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions: N/A

7. Presslabs

  • Homepage
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    N/A

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions: N/A

8. Flywheel

  • Homepage
  • Email policy link
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    Flywheel imposes daily email limits to ensure that sites aren’t sending out massive spam campaigns. The limit is high enough to support site functions such as password resets and form submissions. In order to prevent abuse of this limit we do not publish the amount.

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions

9. GreenGeeks

  • Homepage
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    (Don’t provide email)

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions: N/A

10. Inmotion Hosting

11. Dreamhost

  • Homepage
  • Email policy link
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    DreamHost limits the amount of outgoing mail from its servers in an effort to fight Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) also known as SPAM. This helps to prevent DreamHost servers from being black/gray listed and added to blocklists, which in turns prevents email from being delivered on time. In return, your email service is more reliable and stable.

    When you exceed this outgoing quota limit, you will get a rejection notice that says the email failed to send due to “Policy Rejection- Quota Exceeded.” This means that you have exceeded or attempted to exceed your mail sending limit for that particular account.

    View the SMTP quota limits article for examples of what may cause those limits to be hit.

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions

12. WPX Hosting

13. iThemes Hosting

14. Siteground

15. Bluehost

16. Pressable

  • Homepage
  • Email policy link
  • Email policy in a nutshell:

    Pressable has partnered with Titan to provide you with feature-rich email that makes connecting with customers, partners, and colleagues easier than ever. Head over to our WordPress hosting with email to read more about this partnership and how to make use of the service.

    If you already have email through another service, you must point your domain’s MX records to the email provider of your choice. If Pressable manages DNS for you — i.e. you pointed your domain’s name servers to ours — then you can add MX records via the MyPressable Control Panel.

    A Pressable site cannot send more than 200 transactional emails per hour.

  • Link to WordPress email setup instructions: N/A

17. Pantheon

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