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How to disable new user notifications in WordPress

Do you want to stop receiving emails about new users in WordPress?

If you have enabled user registration on your site, WordPress sends a notification email to the admin email address each time a new user registers. On sites where many users join every day, these emails can get annoying.

In this article we will show you how to disable new user notifications in WordPress.

How to Disable New User Notification in WordPress

Why disable user notification emails in WordPress?

Allowing user registration in WordPress has a lot of benefits. If you have a blog with multiple authors, an online store or a member site, user registrations are required.

However, there is also a disadvantage. By default, WordPress sends an email to the admin email address that notifies you every time a new user registers.

While these emails are great for keeping track of who is registering on your website and keeping spam records out, they can be annoying to deal with if you have multiple people participating each day.

Having a lot of new user messages can mess up your email inbox, making it difficult to spot important emails from your customers and clients.

This is where disabling emails about new users can come in handy. Let’s take a look at how you can disable new user notifications in WordPress.

Disable notifications about new users using WP Mail SMTP

WP Mail SMTP is the best WordPress SMTP plugin on the market and it dramatically improves your email delivery capability.

The plugin solves the problem of emails not being delivered to your customers. This means that all your users will be sure to receive emails from your site, instead of ending up in their spam folder or being completely blocked.

WP Mail SMTP also offers various options for taking control of your WordPress emails, such as disabling automatic update notifications. Among these options is the ability to disable new user notifications sent to the administrator’s email.


For this tutorial we use the WP Mail SMTP Pro version as it includes the capabilities of email checking. There is also a free version of WP Mail SMTP that you can use to resolve email delivery issues on your site.

First, you need to install and enable the WP Mail SMTP plugin on your WordPress site. If you need help, follow our step-by-step guide on how to install a plugin.

After activation, you can go to WP Mail SMTP ┬╗Settings from your WordPress admin panel and then enter your license key. You can find the license key in your WP Mail SMTP account area.

WP Mail SMTP License

Once you have entered the key, go ahead and click on the ‘Confirm Key’ button. You will now see a popup indicating that you have verified the key and the site will receive automatic updates.

License key was added

Next, you can go to the ‘Email Controls’ tab from the menu at the top of WP Mail SMTP.

Email Control tab in WP Mail SMTP

Then simply scroll down to the New User section and click the button to disable the ‘Create (Admin)’ option.

Disable new user notifications

When this option is turned off, you as the administrator will not receive an email. However, the new user who has registered will still receive an email confirmation.

Now go ahead and click on the ‘Save Settings’ button.

That is it! You have successfully disabled new user notifications for administrators using the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

We hope this article helped you disable new user notifications in WordPress. You may also want to see our expert comparison of the best email marketing services and best small business phone services.

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