SendGrid vs. Mailgun: A Detailed Comparison

SendGrid vs. Mailgun: A Detailed Comparison

Many websites and email marketing platforms use SMTP services to deliver emails. While most WordPress users rely on third-party email services for their website’s day-to-day email delivery, some people even go beyond the regular email notifications to self-host their email marketing inside WordPress. Whether you’re just getting started with your website’s email delivery setup or…

Everything You Need to Know About Email Subdomain: Examples, Best Practices, and More

Everything You Need to Know About Email Subdomain: Examples, Best Practices, and More

Ever received different emails from multiple email addresses of the same company? What was your reaction like? We bet you went like, “Oh how professional they are! Using multiple emails for respective purposes!”.  That’s what email subdomains are. They are like branches stemming from your main domain, each with a purpose to serve. For example, say…

5+ User-friendly CAPTCHA Alternatives for Secure Contact Forms
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5+ User-friendly CAPTCHA Alternatives for Secure Contact Forms

While Google’s re-CAPTCHA is the go-to weapon for most businesses against spam and bots, it is often frustrating for a genuine user.  Know what we mean? A study by Stanford shows that it takes 9.8 seconds for an average human to view and solve a captcha —downgrading the user experience of your website and causing…

What is SPF Record and How to Setup SPF?
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What is SPF Record and How to Setup SPF?

Did you know that emails are the first line of attack for over 90% of all cyberattacks? Danger lurks everywhere in the ever-changing world of email. Over the past few years, the number of phishing attempts and domain spoofing assaults has increased dramatically.  And this is where adding an SPF record can be helpful.  With…

A Complete Guide to WordPress Email Settings and SMTP Configuration
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A Complete Guide to WordPress Email Settings and SMTP Configuration

WordPress might be the strongest CMS platform in terms of features and customizability, but it still doesn’t handle email well. It’s like that sturdy old car that gets you everywhere, but when it comes to handling emails, it’s a bit like driving with a wonky steering wheel! Picture this—you lost your website’s login credentials and…

How to Reset WordPress Websites [Easiest Methods]

How to Reset WordPress Websites [Easiest Methods]

Let it be something foolish you did or a tragic malware attack on your WordPress website; you might need to reset your WordPress site for various reasons. A reset might be needed even after staying careful. Fortunately, resetting a WordPress website is even easier than creating one. You can either use a plugin or even…

How to Add CAPTCHA on Your WordPress Contact Forms

How to Add CAPTCHA on Your WordPress Contact Forms

If you use the internet regularly, you might have come across CAPTCHA. They may look hilarious to an everyday internet user, but they help website owners fight against hackers and spammers who use bots to exploit a website’s weaknesses in different ways. CAPTCHA is a very simple yet powerful tool to protect your website. And…

7 Best WordPress Security Plugins in 2024

7 Best WordPress Security Plugins in 2024

Even though WordPress is renowned for its enriched features and versatility, people are often worried about security issues. But like everything, you can get amazing security solutions in the WordPress repository. WordPress has a long list of security plugins to ensure proper security for your website. And if you are confused about which plugin to…

FluentSMTP 2.2.7: Add Additional Amazon SES Emails and Get Notified of Email Failures via Telegram, Slack, and Discord

FluentSMTP 2.2.7: Add Additional Amazon SES Emails and Get Notified of Email Failures via Telegram, Slack, and Discord

Happy New Year 2024! 🎉  A new year, new opportunities, new challenges, and new goals. FluentSMTP is our most important contribution to the WordPress community and your continued support and feedback helped us become one of the fastest plugins to reach 200k+ active installations! And just as we do with all other plugins, we took…