Do your system generated WordPress emails, such as when someone leaves a comment on a post, go straight to your spam/junk email folder? What about when someone contacts you via your contact form, do the notifications go to spam?
This is a common issue with self-hosted WordPress websites. Particularly if you use shared hosting you’ll encounter this issue. The reason is that, if emails from other senders using the same server as you on your shared hosting have been marked as a spam in the past, that will affect your email messages sent from that server too.
How to Stop WordPress Emails Going to Spam
Fortunately it is very easy to change the way that your WordPress emails are sent so that they stop going directly into your spam folder. Follow these instructions.
- Signup for a Mailgun account (they have a free plan).
- Setup your Mailgun account.
- Install and setup the Mailgun for WordPress plugin.
Your WordPress sent emails will now be sent through Mailgun which is a reliable transactional email provider.
Note: If you use Mandrill by Mailchimp for transactional email then that will work well too (Mandrill no longer have a free plan).