Selecting Settings from the Gravity SMTP sidebar menu opens up a subset of settings tabs that allow you to specify the behavior of all the application areas. This article covers each section in brief, and links out to any user guides that provide more detail.


The main settings screen in Gravity SMTP allows you to enter and activate your license key and enable or disable both Test Mode and Usage Analytics. Test Mode allows you to perform testing on your website without actually passing any messages to your chosen SMTP integration for delivery. Usage Analytics shares info such as connected integration so that our product team can focus product improvements.

For more details on setting up Gravity SMTP, please see this article.


The Integrations tab in the Gravity SMTP settings screen allows you to connect to the SMTP provider(s) of your choice and configure the settings for each integration. You can launch the setup wizard, which will walk you through each step of the process for a specific integration, or you can configure the settings manually if you prefer. You can also toggle integrations on/off as needed.

For more specific information about each integration offered by Gravity SMTP, refer to the integration user guides in this section of the documentation.

You can also integrate with a custom SMTP solution, such as one provided by your website host. For more information, see this user guide.

More integrations are planned. You can see what is coming up or being considered on our Product Roadmap.


The Logging tab in the Gravity SMTP settings allows you to enable or disable logging for Email Logging and Debug Logging:

Email Logging

Email logs contain a record of the emails that your site has sent through Gravity SMTP. They contain a full and searchable list of each outgoing transmission and any metadata associated with it. You can select the retention period for logged emails, which will define how far back you want your email logs to extend. The logs are stored in tables, so be sure that your retention period matches your storage capabilities.

Email logging settings for Gravity SMTP

For more details about email logging in Gravity SMTP, see this article.

Debug Logging

When turned on, the debug log tracks any errors encountered with your integration and the sending of your emails. It provides behind-the-scenes details of the sending process, which assists in detecting and diagnosing issues. You can set a specific retention period for debug logs, after which the older logs will be purged from the database. The default retention period is one week, or you can select one month. The log items are stored in your WordPress database tables, so be sure that your retention period matches your storage capabilities. Debug logs may be requested if you contact support for assistance.

The option to Delete Debug Log will delete the current log.

Refer to this user guide for more information on debug logging.

Debug Logging settings for Gravity SMTP