What is my SMTP mail server?
Your outgoing mail server is used to send emails from your computer. Depending on where your email account is hosted, you may or may not be able to use your email provider’s outgoing mail server. Email addresses based on public email services such as Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, etc. will use their own outgoing mail servers. If your email is hosted on your own website, you may want to use your hosting provider’s mail server. For example, websites hosted on example.com may use mail.example.com as both their incoming and outgoing mail servers.
My SMTP mail server doesn’t work!
Some ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) will not allow you to make use of your own outgoing mail server. In this situation, you’ll need to use your ISP’s outgoing mail server. Find the name of your ISP and use the chart below to find your outgoing mail server.
Getting Your SMTP Server to Work
The top things people miss when trying to setup their outgoing server are as follows:
· Misspelling the outgoing server name (for example, typing smtp.gail.com instead of smtp.gmail.com).
· Incorrect Email or Password the outgoing server requires outgoing authentication. It will use your email address and password to authenticate any emails that are sent.
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