Do You Need To Check Email Logs In WordPress? Here’s How

Have you ever sent an email and never found out what happened to it? Perhaps the recipient never replied, and now you don’t know for sure whether they saw it or if it went into the spam folder.

You probably wonder if the mail got delivered, did the receiver read it, or did it get lost alongside tons of emails in their inbox?

We have all been there at least once, and all we could do was wait, wonder, and hope that our emails go through to the recipient.

However, there is no need to wonder anymore, because we now have software that tells us whether our emails deliver when they get opened and whether the reader opens our attachments or click on any links.

Email logging software holds the solution to the challenge we have faced for so long. You can now power your inbox, track your emails, and achieve better productivity.

Are you looking to enable email logging on your WordPress site?

Once you do so, you can keep track of all the emails you send from your website.

You can set up and view your WordPress email logs with the help of the WP Mail SMTP plugin. You simply need to install the WP Mail SMTP Plugin, enable WordPress Email Logs, and then you can easily view WordPress Email Logs.

Let’s begin by telling you why you should turn on your Email logs.

You need to enable email logging to enable the WordPress database to take note of all the emails sent from your site.

You need to enable your email logs if you need or make use of these features.

  • If you need to ensure that your emails got delivered

If you’re interested in finding out whether or not your emails got delivered, you can verify using email logging. You can confirm that all your visitors and clients received the mail you sent, or confirm the status of your mail from the log.

  • If you want to confirm who received what email

If you send multiple emails, you can stay on top of it by finding out which recipient or team member got which email.

If you need further details

This email logging offers you many details, including the date and time an email was sent, the time it was delivered, and other details relevant to your email.

  • If you use form notifications

If you leverage form notifications to find out when someone fills any of your forms, then you need email logging. It helps to route your emails to the right recipient and helps you track new leads.

If you tick any of the boxes above, then let’s make things easier by telling you how to set up your WordPress Email Logs.

There are three detailed steps to set up WordPress email logging. Let’s get straight into it.


First Step: WP Mail SMTP Plugin Installation

The first thing is to install the WP Mail SMTP plugin and activate it on your site.

You can see how to install a plugin in WordPress here.

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The process is the same as other WordPress installations and activations, so you could do it yourself. Otherwise, you can leverage the White Glove Setup feature and have the WP Mail SMTP team set up, install, and activate the plugin for you.

Immediately after the Setup is complete, visit your WordPress dashboard and enable email logging.


Second Step: Enable Email Log Setting in WordPress

Once you’re on the WordPress dashboard, go to WP Mail SMTP —Settings. Under Settings, you’ll find the email log tab where you will find the option of enabling Log.


Soon after you enable the log, the plugin will begin to track your email and create logs for all the emails you send.

All the email logs will feature the following data once you enable email logs:

  • Email date and time
  • Email Status
  • Email subject
  • Email recipient details, alongside BCs and CCs
  • Email sender details
  • The number of email attachments, and other notable details.

Proceed to click on the check box lying next to the ‘enable log’ tag. A second option will show up under the enable log option once you select the enable log feature.

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You can now see the contents of the Log Email. Your website’s log details will also be stored in form of text and not encryptions.

The data storage to your website database will reduce your website speed when data volume increases. However, remember that you can monitor your email log data without this feature.

After enabling your log settings, confirm all changes you made, save, and enable WordPress email logging.



Third Step: View WordPress Email Logs

If you want to see the emails you sent out from your site, go to your WordPress Dashboard and access WP Mail SMTP.

The Email Log is right under, and you can see all the sent emails, with the one you sent most recently topping the list.



The subject of every mail is showcased as a link that you can click. Clicking the link will help you access further information about the email.

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That’s all it takes to install, enable, and view the records of all your email through the WordPress email logs.


Final Thoughts

You’ve learned how to set up WP Mail SMTP to manage your WordPress email logs in three easy steps!

Stop waiting and wondering, and start managing your emails better with WP Mail SMTP to save time and effort now!





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