Quick Start Guide

Download Plugin #

Navigate to the plugins section in your WordPress admin dashboard. In the top left click “Add New”. In the WordPress plugin search console search “wpmailpro” The current version of WP Mail Pro will appear and can be Installed. After the plugin finishes installing click activate.

Enter API Master Key #

Copy API Key #

To Activate your WP Mail Pro license you must enter your Master API Key. The Master API Key can be found on the Licenses & Downloads page. Located at My Account->Licenses & Downloads.

Activate Plugin #

To activate the WP Mail Pro plugin using the Master API Key navigate to the settings page in the plugin. Paste the Master API Key into the API Key text box and hit activate.


If your key is already activated on another site you must Deactivate the other site before activating

Configure Sending Domain #

Generate and add DNS Record #

Create Sending Domain #

To configure your sending domain navigate to the DNS Configuration tab. Enter a valid domain that you own and click create. This will be the domain that emails sent from your site come from. (Example.com)

DNS Record #

Copy TXT Records #

Once you click create a DNS Record will be generated. This DNS Record is used to verify ownership of your domain. You will need to make DNS configuration changes through your domain registrar (or DNS provider) for your sending domain. You must add a TXT record to your domain with the generated hostname and value.

Note Your records will be different then the ones in the photo

Some providers are particular about how the hostname is entered, so please check with your domain provider to see if there are any special requirements for entering your DNS TXT record.

Here are some how-to documents for editing DNS records with common DNS providers:

Verifying DNS Records #

To verify that the DNS records were entered correctly click verify DNS on the DNS configurations tab in the plugin.


If your domain does not verify it could be that the DNS Record has not propagated. It can take up to 24 hours for the DNS to propagate.

Configure Sender Address #

Email Address #

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The Sender Email Address can only be set once a custom domain has been configured on the DNS Configuration Tab

The email address that your site will send from is composed of two parts. The Prefix and the domain. The Sender Address is structured as Prefix@Domain.

Prefix #

The prefix is the information that comes before the @ symbol in the email address. This field is set as the WordPress site name by default. The prefix can be changed to anything after a sending domain has been configured.

Domain #

The domain part of the sender address can either be set to the domain verified on the DNS Configuration Tab or the default domain wordsent.com.

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Notice: The default sending domain wordsent.com is only intended to be used for testing and troubleshooting. In order to maximize your site deliverability you must configure your own sending domain

Sender Name #

The sender name is the name that will be shown to the recipient in their inbox. Sender Name is used to communicate who an email is from.

Test Email #

To test to ensure that everything is configured correctly you can send a test email. To send a test email navigate to the settings Tab. In the test email field type the recipient of the test email and click send. If everything is configured correctly you will receive a test email.

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After the Domain is verified there will be a short period where your account is pending and is unable to send emails