A couple WordPress security plugins

First, let me say I am no WordPress expert. I can set it up and make my way around it to do the things I want to do, like this blog and my other blog Being a network/systems guy, I'm always worried about security. With WordPress there are a few concerns I had that are nicely addressed by a couple plugins that I think everyone should have.

WordPress emails not working

This wasn't intended to be my first post, but I just finished getting email working for this blog, so I figured why not post how I got it work. We can always do an intro later.

For this blog and another blog I just started,, I setup a Linux server to host the sites using Apache.