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SMTP settings are simply your Outgoing Mail Server settings. "SMTP" stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It's a set of communication guidelines that allow software to transmit email over the Internet. Most email software is designed to use SMTP for communication purposes when sending email that only works for outgoing messages. There are two other protocols, POP3 and IMAP, which are incoming settings used for retrieving and storing email. Both of these settings are often required to properly set up any mail client so that it may communicate with your host's mail server.
Each mail client has different settings that they prefer. If you prefer to use the settings specific to the client you are using, please see the articles listed in the section below to better assist you to the specifics you prefer. However, if you prefer a more general overview or see that your specific client is not listed, please see the general settings listed in our article below.
How to Setup Email in Specific Mail Clients
Learn more in our guide to setup Outlook and similar mail programs listed below:
- How to Setup Email for Android
- Setting up Email on Blackberry
- How to Setup Eudora Pro
- How to Setup Entourage
- How to Setup Email for iPhone/iPod Touch
- How to Setup Mail for Mac
- How to Setup Outlook 2011
- How to Setup Outlook 2010
- How to Setup Outlook Express
- How to Setup Outlook 2003
- How to Setup Thunderbird