I’ve long found the WordPress media library something of an enigma. Of course I get the benefit of having an easy way to store and edit the images used on a site. But do they really need their own web pages?
Whether you’re using a contact form with WordPress or operating your own e-commerce shopping cart, the ability to send emails from a web server is a critical component of running an online business. But due to headaches with spam filters and the need for tight security, it isn’t feasible for most online businesses to run their own email servers.
This is where email services like Fastmail or MailChimp come in. By sending emails through their trusted servers, you have far fewer headaches. Configuring access is nearly as easy as setting up an account in an email app.