How To Setup Email Log On Your WordPress Website

Do you want to know which emails are successfully sent to your users and which are not?

That’s why the email log comes out to help you to trace the emails sent by your WordPress site to the users.

WordPress not sending emails is a big problem nowadays. It means your users don’t get any emails from you, either they buy a product from your store, they want to reset their password, etc.

Or maybe your website successfully sent an email to your users, but the email received in their Spam folder.

It’s very annoying, right? Yes, It is.

So, in this article, I’ll show you how to setup an email log on your WordPress website.

What is the email log?

Email log allows you to easily track records of the emails sent by your WordPress site to the users. It also helps to troubleshoot issues and check the status of email notifications sent by your WordPress website.

Why should I use an email log on my WordPress site?

By default, WordPress does not come with the email log features. So, you’ll need to set up email log on your WordPress website if you want to trace your emails.

Here are some situations where email log is very handy:

  • You can see who received which email
  • Full details about your emails sent by your site
  • You can use email logging to verify an email was delivered successfully

So let’s see how you can set up your email log for your Blog or WooCommerce website.

How to setup email log on WordPress?

For this tutorial, I’ll be using a plugin called WP Mail SMTP, it is an SMTP plugin which allows you to send WordPress emails using an SMTP server.

WP Mail SMTP has a free version but with that, you can’t set up email log feature on your website.

If you want to use the email log feature, then you’ll need to buy their paid plan which starts from $49/year for a single site. They also offer 14 days money-back guarantee, so you can check the taste of it.

Click the link below to buy WP Mail SMTP and get the maximum discount possible:

White Glove Setup, Email Log
Manage Notifications, Zoho Mail
Amazon SES, Office 365, Gmail
G Suite, SendGrid,, Mailgun, Others

Step- 1. Fix WordPress not sending email problem

Yes, here I’ll give you a bonus tutorial about how you can fix WordPress not sending email issues.

Learn more about how to fix WordPress not sending email problems. In that article, I also showed how to install and activate WP Mail SMTP.

Step- 2. Setup email log

To do that, simply click WP Mail SMTP > Settings and click Email Log. Here you’ll need to check the box called ‘Enable log’.

WPForms email log tab

The email log option will save general and troubleshooting information about each email message. Including the date and time, subject, email status, email addresses of the sender and recipient, BCC and CC, attachment, etc.

After enabling ‘Email Log’, one more option will appear called ‘Log Email Content’.

The log email content option will store all of the content of the emails sent from your site. You’ll be able to find it in the email record along with the other details.

But WP Mail SMTP doesn’t recommend enabling complete email logs because it would save all contents of the email including private or sensitive information in your WordPress database as plain text.

In the end, don’t forget to click Save Settings to save all the changes you have made.

Step- 3. View WordPress email logs

To view your email log, hover over WP Mail SMTP on your WordPress dashboard and click on Email Log.

wpforms email log data

If you want to see more details about a particular email, just click on the Subject. This will open a page for that individual email log.

wpforms email log email entry

Congratulations!! Now you have successfully setup email log on your WordPress website.

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