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HGK SMTP plugin reconfigures wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail(). Particularly, it allows sending outgoing mail via Gmail or Google Apps accounts.

The following options can be set from plugin’s admin panel:

  • SMTP server address.
  • SMTP server port.
  • SMTP username and password.
  • Whether or not SSL should be used.
  • From: email address and Sender’s name for outgoing mail.


Please feel free to contact us by visiting support page and leaving your feedback:


  • Screenshot of HGK SMTP Options admin panel.


  1. Download
  2. Uncompress.
  3. Upload hgk-smtp to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Часті питання

Can I use HGK SMTP plugin with Gmail or Google Apps?

Yes. In fact it was originally developed to work with Gmail.
The following options should get you going:

  • SMTP server address:
  • Use SSL connection: yes (checked)
  • SMTP server port: 465
  • SMTP username: your Gmail / GoogleApps email address
  • SMTP password: your Gmail / GoogleApps password
This plugin does not seem to affect my WordPress blog mailing behavior?

Make sure that no mailing, SMTP or other plugins with similar functionality are active.

Still this plugin does not seem to affect my WordPress blog mailing behavior?

HGK SMTP plugin works by modifying behavior of wm_mail() function. Unfortinately, some plugins are known to call PHP’s mail() directly. If the case, you should be able to correct that by searching for instances of mail() and replacing them with wp_mail(). Since the parameters to the both functions are the same, this simple textual replacement works.

Учасники та розробники

“HGK SMTP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Журнал змін

v1.1 2009-09-14

  • enabling localization

v1.0 2009-09-09

  • initial release