WordPress Email Config

Do the following

  • Install WP Mail SMTP plugin
    • Why?  Default SMTP is with PHP and is unreliable
  • Configure WP Mail SMTP
    • Use server, account and password from cPanel
    • Send a test Message
  • Make it work with CloudFlare
    • Configure “mail” record in CloudFlare DNS to not us proxy (because Cloudflare will not proxy mail traffic)
    • Configure MX record with information from cPanel
  • Enable Cloudflare
    • Cloudflare can be “paused” on the overview section.   It is only used for DNS then
    • Cloudflare can be “restarted” on the same page.   With this configuration, mail addresses are not proxied