Hi, Mandrill will give you an SMTP setting after signup, just use those parameters on main Newletter configuration. SMTP can have different protocols, you could need to test different combinations if your provider blocks some type of communications.
Are you using the mandrill extension? You need it only for bounce detection.
Yes I am using Mandrill extension. All my email send through mandrill except Newsletter email. Can you please guide me why is it so?
I set up Mandrill SMTP credentials in Newsletter SMTP configuration and test it gives me message below:
SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Connection refused (111)
<br />The following From address failed: email@example.com
I double check that all my SMTP details are right.
No I am not using SSL but also I tried with it. But still getting same error message.
I installed WP-Mail-SMTP Plugin and integrate with Mandrill credentials to check and it is sending mail through Mandrill.
Can you Please guide me why newsletter SMTP is not sending mail through Mandrill?
I just configure SMTP details of Mandrill in WP-Mail-SMTP plugin and now all wordpress emails are send through Mandrill server. But Same SMTP details I configure in Newsletter plugin then it will give error that I already show you.