I apologise for the ignorance I’m about to show… I’ve done so much reading on hosting your own blog over the past week that my head aches.
I’m hosting a WordPress site on Dreamhost, and WordPress emails (like comment approval notifications, etc.) are not coming through to my personal email address which I’ve registered correctly on WP’s settings.
WP staff have suggested a plugin into WP, which requires I enter:
For host, it suggests localhost, or “If ‘localhost’ doesn’t work for you, check with your host for the SMTP hostname.” For port, 25. I’ve tried 587, but it still doesn’t work.
What is the correct SMTP host to enter, if localhost is not?
I have secure connection prefix set as SSL. I don’t even know what a lot of this stuff means, so I feel in way over my head, but I’d simply like to get this plugin to work so I’m receiving notification emails from WP.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!