Here Are the SMTP Settings You Need to Send Email

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The SMTP server settings are necessary to know if you need to set up an account from within an email client. They provide the instructions for the program to understand how to send mail to the account.

Below is everything you need for setting up the SMTP server for an email address. They work the same no matter where you're sending mail, be it from a desktop, phone, tablet, etc.

Note: If you're using from the website, you do not need to know these settings because the website already understands how to send mail. SMTP Server Settings

  • SMTP server address:
  • SMTP user name: Your full email address (e.g., not an alias)
  • SMTP password: Your password
  • SMTP port: 587 (you can use port 25 as an alternative)
  • SMTP TLS/SSL encryption required: yes

What About Downloading Mail From

The above settings are only useful for sending mail from the address. You also need to be able to download the mail into your email client, like on your phone or computer.

To download and store incoming messages from an account requires either POP 3 or IMAP.

POP3 operates just like the post office - it delivers your mail and does not keep a copy on the server.

IMAP allows you to keep a copy of your email on the email server, which is useful if you need to sync all the email between multiple devices, like your phone, computer, and the website.

See our POP Server Settings and IMAP Server Settings pages for that information.

More Information on Email Accounts is the successor of If you need to login to your Hotmail account, use the website. To send mail through your Hotmail account from an email client, use the SMTP server.

If you're looking for the SMTP server settings because you can't access your Outlook Mail account or messages aren't sending correctly, first check if is down. You can do this by checking the Office 365 Service Status page.

Need help setting up a new address? Read our guide to Creating a New Email Account.

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