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I have a WordPress site hosted on a shared cPanel Linux server at GoDaddy. cPanel emails are used to send confirmation notices to users after an event or transaction (e.g., registration or purchase). cPanel email is also used when cron jobs trigger notices. I am having deliverability issues with cPanel emails. Outlook.com (Hotmail) blocks GoDaddy cPanel emails. Gmail delivers cPanel emails to the spam folder. GoDaddy recommends switching to virtual private server hosting to improve email deliverability. I presume I could also use a transactional email service provider to send notices when an event, transaction, or cron job triggers them. Questions: 1. Which of the two options is more potent in improving email deliverability? … switch hosting to virtual private server or use transactional email service provider. 2. Would using both of the options bring added benefits or just be overkill?

I don't think you need to use a Virtual private server at this time unless you are getting so much traffic that GoDaddy is limiting you.

Here is info from Wordpress about email forwarding:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/email-forwarding/

Seeing as you probably bought your domain, I really suggest a Google Apps for Business account, because even though it is Gmail, your emails will come to whomever you send to as from your domain. There are a lot of other features with it as well, you can look at it from here:

https://apps.google.com/intx/en_us/products/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=na-us-en-apps-bkws-gafw-trial-e&utm_term=google%20apps%20for%20work&KWID=43700007880944900

If you need any help, I can for sure help you with your email, as well as work out how to get Wordpress to do what you want. Even if you don't go with Google Apps, there are lots of other ways to get done what you need.

For sure though, if the current emails are being marked as spam for your users, or not even getting delivered that is not good for your reputation.


Answered 4 years ago

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