Matteo Mattei

Hello, my name is Matteo Mattei and this is my personal website. I am computer engineer with a long experience in Linux system administration and web software development.

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How to use google apps in WordPress on Bluehost

In these days I spent a lot of time looking for a solution of changing the admin email address in Bluehost and I found a working solution! The problem is that Bluehost uses Exim as mail server that is configured to require a valid and registered email address.

This is my scenario:

At this point, every email sent from any comments has this header:

user <>

I want to change it in order to have this address in my comments:

info <>

These are the steps to follow:

  1. Log-in to Bluehost cpanel and go to Mail -> MX Entry. Here select your host (, add these MX records as in the picture below and make sure to set Remote Mail Exchanger:

    MX Google Bluehost

  2. Now the e-mail delivery should just work. However, if you want to change the “From email” field, install the mail from plugin and configure it in this way:
    • Sender Name -> YourName
    • User Name -> info
    • Domain Name ->

    Wordpress Mail From Plugin

That’s all! Now try to post a comment and look at your mailbox.

Update 2013/11/02: As Amanda highlited in the comments below, it’s also necessary to add an account for each address set up in Google Apps. So, go to Bluehost’s cPanel > Email Accounts, then add an account for each address. Adding the addresses to your Bluehost accounts, even though they won’t actually work there, seems to make them trusted, and allows you to send with those addresses.

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