WP Plugin Problem: Part 3

Posted: June 18, 2010 in blogging, Wordpress
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Well, it seems that there is still an issue with WordPress and the Subscribe2 plugin.   In deactivating the WP Mail SMTP plugin my email notifications about new blog posts stopped being sent.
So here I am again, in a final test (I swear i’m not trying to drag this out), reactivating that plugin to see if email notifications are indeed sent, which IMHO determines unequivocally that the issue is a problem between WordPress (2.9.2 and 3.0)  and the Subscribe2 plugin with regards to the way WP sends mail.

So if you are experiencing the same issue, go and grab the plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/ and install it.  It should fix your issue, and get you back to what you want to do – Blog, instead of trying to find out why your subscribers aren’t being informed of your latest musings.  Unless of course your blog is about  computer problems and tech and blogging that is.


  1. BRay says:

    I don’t use wordpress.org but I thought I’d leave a comment here just to show support…lol


  2. dee says:

    This idea sorta-worked for me. I can send out emails via the test function of WP Mail SMTP and also via the direct email interface for Subscribe2 under Posts.

    But confirmation emails and post notification emails are still a no-go. Did you have any issues with that during your process in solving?


    • tcg says:

      I did notice i needed to set the limit of emails being sent to a number, at first i tried 100, then 500, and have settled on 750 and it still works.

      If you have a lot of bouncing emails from unverified subscribers it seemed to screw things up too. i sent out a test email and those unverified subscribers bouncing back was enough to screw things up. had to go through and delete the undeliverable mail as they appeared in my inbox.
      hope that helps a bit more.
      thanks for reading,


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