BuddyPress Email Issues with New Installation
WordPress 4.4.2 (New Installation)
Theme: Spacious 1.3.8
Hosting: Media Temple (Grid)
I am nearly finished with the setup of my site, but quickly realized that I am having trouble with BuddyPress emails. WordPress emails are working fine, but none of the BP emails are going through to the admin or the users. I’ve read through a lot of forum posts suggesting various SMTP plugins, but haven’t seemed to find the magic plugin (or plugin configuration) to get it working. I tried PostMan and Easy WP SMTP, as well as some I don’t recall the name of. In all cases, the WordPress mail continued to get delivered as well as the test emails sent via the plugins, but never the BuddyPress mail. Interestingly enough, I noticed that with Postman installed it didn’t even show that it tried to send an email from BuddyPress. Other emails showed up in the log, but BuddyPress never registered.
I’ve also been looking at my host configuration and I have opened a support request with them to see if they might be able to shed some light on this. During my research I came across the following in their WordPress documentation.
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Third-party Mail Connections
While no third-party mail plugins are explicitly banned by our plugin blocker, all connections from ports 25, 465, and 587 are blocked for security reasons. Therefore, it is not possible to send mail from your WordPress Hosting service using a third-party mail system.
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Now, I might accept this could be the issue, but I’ve seen a lot of people, including moderators, that have recommended Media Temple and are using them for their BuddyPress installation. Either this quote does not apply to my Grid account or they’ve figured out how to work around it. Hopefully one of these WP/BP users on MT has some insight for me.
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