The SMTP Settings You Need to Send Email

When you want to send email from an email client SMTP server settings are needed to set up your account in an email client on your smartphone, tablet, or another computer. SMTP settings provide instructions to the mail program on how to send mail from your account.

These instructions apply to SMTP and IMAP email apps that are used to download email from accounts.

What Are SMTP Settings?

SMTP is an abbreviation for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol and it's an internet standard for sending and receiving email messages. However, most mail clients only use SMTP to send messages.

When you set up an email client, the SMTP server settings tell the program where it should send your outbound mail, the authorization information needed for the transaction, and the type of security needed when connecting. SMTP Server Settings

When you set up in an email client, you may be asked to enter the SMTP server settings. Use these settings:

SMTP Server
Username Your full email address
Password Your password
SMTP Port 587
SMTP TLS/SSL Encryption Required Yes

What About Downloading Mail From

SMTP server settings are only used to send mail from the address. To download and store incoming messages from an account, you'll need the settings for either a POP3 or IMAP account. Depending on which standard you use on your devices, enter either the POP server settings or the IMAP server settings.

POP3 delivers your mail much like IMAP, but it's not a two-way street. Use IMAP if you want to synchronize email across multiple devices so that changes you make on one device, such as your phone, are reflected on all your other connected devices (e.g., your tablet and computer).

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