Email Infrastructure: Install Postman SMTP Mailer/Email Log

Install the Plugin

Search for Postman via the WordPress Plugin Installer and click the Install button.

Activate the Plugin

Activate the plugin for the specific site or sub-sites as desired.

 

Start Postman Wizard

Under Dashboard > Settings > Postman SMTP, click Start the Wizard.

Postman SMTP - Start Wizard Screenshot

Sender Details

The default values are the email address and name associated with your WordPress user account. We highly recommend using a generic account.

  • Email Address: Enter the @ncsu.edu email address from which you wish to send mail.
  • Name: Enter a name for the “From:” name displayed in your email.

Postman Configuration Screen - Step 2 - Sender Details

Outgoing Mail Server Hostname

Postman SMTP auto-detects smtp.gmail.com for @ncsu.edu accounts.

  • If you’re sending less than 2,000 messages/day from your generic account (including messages that will be sent by WordPress), do not change this. This is appropriate for normal WordPress usage.
  • If you’re sending more than 2,000 messages/day from your generic account (including messages that will be sent by WordPress), please contact the Google Service Team for assistance. Examples:
    • You have a webform generating email notifications and you expect >2,000 submissions in a single day.
    • You are using your generic account elsewhere besides WordPress, and the sum of your current daily message sending on your generic and your anticipated notifications from WordPress exceeds 2,000.

Click Next.

Connectivity Test

Connectivity test will suggest possible ways to connect to mail server. Select the following options:

  • Socket: SMTP – gmail.com:587
  • Authentication: Password (requires username and password)

Click Next.

Postman SMTP Configuration Screenshot - Connectivity Test Screen

Authentication

Enter in your generic account email address and the App specific password previously acquired.

Click Next.

Postman SMTP Configuration Screenshot - Authentication

Finish

Click Finish.

Then send yourself a test email to make sure everything worked!

Postman SMTP Configuration - Send Test Email