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.
POP / POP3
Outlook.com (former Hotmail)
Pop.tin.it / Box.tin.it