Quick Answer: How Do I Use SMTP?

How to find the SMTP Mail Server for an Email Address

  • Open a DOS Command Prompt.
  • Type “nslookup”.
  • Your computer’s DNS Server name and IP address will be displayed.
  • Type “set type=mx” – This will cause NSLOOKUP to only return what are known as MX (Mail eXchange) records from the DNS servers.
  • For an example, type “hotmail.com” or use your own domain name.

How do I find out what my SMTP server is?

How to Find My SMTP Server IP Address?

  1. Click on the “Start” menu, type “Run” press enter then type “cmd” press enter (type without quotes)
  2. A command prompt will open in a new window.
  3. Type ping space smtp server name. For example “ping mail.servername.com” and press “enter“. This command try to contact the SMTP server through IP address.

When would I use SMTP?

SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. SMTP is used when email is delivered from an email client, such as Outlook Express, to an email server or when email is delivered from one email server to another. SMTP uses port 25.

How do I use Gmail as my SMTP server?

To use Gmail’s SMTP server, you will need the following settings for your outgoing emails:

  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: smtp.gmail.com.
  • Use Authentication: Yes.
  • Use Secure Connection: Yes (TLS or SSL depending on your mail client/website SMTP plugin)
  • Username: your Gmail account (e.g. user@gmail.com)

How do I setup an SMTP server?

How to configure an SMTP server

  1. Select the voice “Account Settings” in your mail client, generally in the “Tools” menu.
  2. Choose the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” voice:
  3. Push the “Add…” button in order to set a new SMTP. A popup window will appear:
  4. Now simply fill the voices as follows: