POP and SMTP mail server

SMTP and POP are the protocols on which the process of email delivery and email pick-up is based. They interact at the beginning and the end of the "journey" of a message, defining how to dispatch and deliver it (from your outgoing SMTP server to the recipient's one) and how to retrieve it (from the incoming server to the actual recipient's inbox). Basically, you can send an email thanks to the "mailman protocol" SMTP and you can download it on your computer thanks to POP.

From a practical point of view, defining SMTP and POP (or POP3) information is essential when it comes to set up a mail client like Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Microsoft Outlook and ensure the normal process of sending and receiving messages.

Of course, every email provider has its own SMTP and POP parametres; and it can be a bit tricky to find out the right addresses. That's why we made up a list the most common ones, in order to help you configure your client more handily.

Remember anyhow that only a professional SMTP service can guarantee a full deliverability for all your emails: that's crucial in particular if you're running an email marketing or newsletter campaign.

PROVIDER

URL

SMTP

POP / POP3

1&1

1and1.com

Smtp.1and1.com

Pop.1and1.com

Airmail

Airmail.net

Mail.airmail.net

Pop3.airmail.net

AOL

Aol.com

Smtp.aol.com

Pop.aol.com

AT&T

Att.net

Outbound.att.net

Inbound.att.net

Bluewin

Bluewin.ch

Smtpauths.bluewin.ch

Pop3.bluewin.ch

BT Connect

Btconnect.com

Mail.btconnect.tom

Pop3.btconnect.com

Comcast

Comcast.net

Smtp.comcast.net

Mail.comcast.net

Earthlink

Earthlink.net

Smtpauth.earthlink.net

Pop.earthlink.net

Gmail

Gmail.com

Smtp.gmail.com

Pop.gmail.com

Gmx

Gmx.net

Mail.gmx.net

Pop.gmx.net

HotPop

Hotpop.com

Mail.hotpop.com

Pop.hotpop.com

Libero

Libero.it

Mail.libero.it

Popmail.libero.it

Lycos

Lycos.com

Smtp.lycos.com

Pop.lycos.com

O2

o2.com

Smtp.o2.com

Mail.o2.com

Orange

Orange.net

Smtp.orange.net

Pop.orange.net

Outlook.com (former Hotmail)

Outlook.com

Smtp.live.com

Pop3.live.com

Tin

Tin.it

Mail.tin.it

Pop.tin.it / Box.tin.it

Tiscali

Tiscali.co.uk

Smtp.tiscali.co.uk

Pop.tiscali.co.uk

Verizon

Verizon.net

Outgoing.verizon.net

Incoming.verizon.net

Virgin

Virgin.net

Smtp.virgin.net

Pop.virgin.net

Wanadoo

Wanadoo.fr

Smtp.wanadoo.fr

Pop.wanadoo.fr

Yahoo

Yahoo.com

Mail.yahoo.com

Pop.yahoo.com

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