Outgoing Email Server - SMTP
SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It handles the sending of emails.
The ability to support email services includes two critical functions: SMTP and POP3. Together, they allow the user to send outgoing mail and retrieve incoming mail, respectively.
The SMTP server performs two basic functions:
- It verifies that anyone attempting to send outgoing email through the SMTP server is allowed to do so
- It sends the outgoing mail and if undeliverable, sends the message back to the sender
If you are using a email client, you will need to configure the SMTP server setting so that you can send outgoing emails.
Some hosting companies do not offer SMTP services as they can be difficult to maintain. If your hosting company does not offer SMTP service, another option is to use that of your Internet service provider.
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