SMTP settings

When you configure a mail client, you need to detail your SMTP settings which will ensure a proper connection with your SMTP server provider – and thus a correct delivery of your emails.

There are lots of free SMTP servers associated to common ISPs and email providers (the most popular being Gmail and Yahoo), but only a professional outgoing server can guarantee the highest deliverability of all your emails. In fact, not every sent message is automatically a delivered one, as even a legitimate email may be rejected by a severe antispam filter. A dedicated SMTP server like turboSMTP, on the contrary, provides a reliable way to avoid these annoying troubles.

That said: how to set up an SMTP server for a mail client? The typical window would look like this:

SMTP settings

Here's a quick explanation of all the fields:

  • Description: it's an informal name associated to your SMTP server.
  • Server name: the actual SMTP specification. Below you find a handy list of all the server names for the most common email providers.
  • Port: SMTP servers normally use port 25 to work, but there are other options.
  • Connection security: the standard SMTP email transfer goes without encryption, so it can be a good idea to secure it with STARTTLS or SSL/TLS.
  • Authentication method: it can be a plain text password, a cyphered one, POP before SMTP, CRAM-MD5, KERBEROS, NTLM, etc.
  • User Name: your email address.

And here's a list of the most popular server names. If you don't find yours, check out our article about "What is my SMTP" or contact your email provider.

PROVIDER

URL

SMTP

1&1

1and1.com

Smtp.1and1.com

Airmail

Airmail.net

Mail.airmail.net

AOL

Aol.com

Smtp.aol.com

AT&T

Att.net

Outbound.att.net

Bluewin

Bluewin.ch

Smtpauths.bluewin.ch

BT Connect

Btconnect.com

Mail.btconnect.tom

Comcast

Comcast.net

Smtp.comcast.net

Earthlink

Earthlink.net

Smtpauth.earthlink.net

Gmail

Gmail.com

 

Smtp.gmail.com

Gmx

Gmx.net

Mail.gmx.net

HotPop

Hotpop.com

Mail.hotpop.com

Libero

Libero.it

Mail.libero.it

Lycos

Lycos.com

Smtp.lycos.com

O2

o2.com

Smtp.o2.com

Orange

Orange.net

Smtp.orange.net

Outlook.com (former Hotmail)

Outlook.com

Smtp.live.com

Tin

Tin.it

Mail.tin.it

Tiscali

Tiscali.co.uk

Smtp.tiscali.co.uk

Verizon

Verizon.net

Outgoing.verizon.net

Virgin

Virgin.net

Smtp.virgin.net

Wanadoo

Wanadoo.fr

Smtp.wanadoo.fr

Yahoo

Yahoo.com

Mail.yahoo.com

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