How to Send Email in WordPress using the Gmail SMTP Server

Recently we had an issue with one of our clients’ Gravity Form on their website. The data wasn’t being passed on to their Google Apps account email because WordPress doesn’t use SMTP mail like Google. Rather, the wp_mail() function makes use of the standard PHP mail() function which was trying to send to the address located on our client’s server. Now this is not entirely WordPress’ fault because on our servers it worked fine. So this also had to do with how their emails were setup on that specific server. Long story short, in order to resolve this issue we installed a simple plugin that would reconfigure the wp_mail() function to use SMTP mail. This made it possible to send all incoming data from the Gravity Forms directly to their Google Apps account. In this article we are going to show you how to install WP Mail SMTP Plugin for WordPress so you can send email using the Gmail SMTP server.
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