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Alternative Mailer - Swift Mailer

Developer darkdragon
Update Time June 15, 2009, 10:29 p.m.
Donation URL: donation
PHP Version: 2.0.4 +
WordPress Version: 2.5.0


email admin smtp wp_mail swift mailer


0.1 0.2 0.2.1


This package includes Swift Mailer for PHP 4 and PHP 5 versions. It enhances the option set over Shiftthis SMTP plugin and allows for Sendmail and PHP native mail() solutions with SMTP. So everything you can do with Shiftthis, you can do with this plugin plus more. This plugin does not automatically handle attachments like Shiftthis SMTP plugin does, however this plugin works more like the built-in plugin that WordPress has. You should be able to access Gmail accounts just like Shiftthis plugin. If you send email using the HTML content type, then this plugin will help you out and prevent the email from being picked up as spam by sending HTML content email with both HTML and plaintext headers. This allows email clients which don't support HTML to still read the email, while still benefitting those that do have email clients that accept HTML. You can not disable this feature. The donation link is to the author of Swift Mailer, so please donate to the coder.


  1. Upload the 'altmailer' folder to the 'wp-content\plugins' directory
  2. Activate the plugin titled "Alternative Mailer" through the "Plugins" menu in WordPress
  3. Once you activation the plugin, everything that is configured for SMTP and/or sendmail will automatically be pulled in and used.
  4. If you want to change options for your own settings, then you can do so at the 'Altmailer' tab under 'Plugins'.


0.2 - Completed the Alternative Mailer settings page. 0.1 - Initial stable release. Admin implementation is incomplete, but the sending of email is functional equivalent to PHPMailer and WordPress built-in wp_mail() function.