Configuration

Install the plugin as usual.

The plugin requires free Postmark account to process incomming emails.

1. Go to PostMark site and create a free account, if you don’t already have it.

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2. You should get free credit to process 25k messages. After it there are affordable tariffs that allow you to pay as you go ($1.5 per 1000 emails).

3. Log on to the site.

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4. Create server.

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5. Create sender’s signature (you can skip this step if you do not plan to send mails via PostMark – notifications are sent with standard wordpress function )

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6. Go to Credentials tab and copy Server API Token. Enter API Token into plugin setting’s dialog.

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7. Copy the hook from the plugin setup dialog.

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8. On PostMark server, go to Settings tab and choose Inbound. Paste the Inbound Webhook and click Check. You should get response like below.

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9. Note down the Inbound email address.

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10. If you want a reply-to address in your domain you need to have a proper forward set up on your e-mail server. Alternatively, you can set PostMark inbound address directly in the plugin as a reply to address – it is simpler, but users will see inbound.postmark.com as a domain.

In your domain create address for receiving replies (ie. replies@postviamail.unicornis.pl) and forward all messages from there to the address from previous point. Please note that your tool to manage the e-mail service is most likely different from mine, as every ISP uses it’s own (CPanel or similar).

That’s how this looks on mine e-mail service:

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The redirect should look like this:

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10. Send a test email to this address, it should apprear in PostMark inbox. It will get stuck there, as the plugin will reject it as it does not have the right hash.

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Post a few topics and replies to make sure it works. Drop me a line if you face any issues.

6 thoughts on “Configuration”

  1. Sorry, me again. I had to comment to say that from point 9 onwards your guide to setting this up becomes quite unclear. As I stated in the previous post, I am not sure what inbound address you are referring to.

    Point 10 is completely jumbled.

    “If you want a reply-to address in your domain you need to have a proper forward set up.”
    How do you do this? Where?

    “Alternatively, you can set PostMark inbound address directly in the plugin as a reply to address – it is simpler, but users will see inbound.postmark.com as a domain.”
    Again, how? Where do we do this? What is the inbound address? Where does it go in the plugin?

    “In your domain create address for receiving replies (ie. replies@postviamail.unicornis.pl) and forward all messages from there to the address from previous point.”
    I’m guessing you mean create a new email account called ‘replies@mydomain.com” but I need to know that email address you mentioned in order to complete this bit. Also, your screen shot is confusing. What is that of? Is that your domain backend (cpanel or somthing)? I am trying to find something that looks like this. And I don’t understand what’s in the ‘To’ field in your email address. Is that the email address that I can’t find?

    Sorry to be a pain in the ass but I just thought you should know that to someone who has never used this service before this all looks good until point 9, after which it gets a little confusing!

    If you could help me out I would be grateful, thanks.

    Regards,

    Jamie

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