Question: What Is IMAP And SMTP?

SMTP is the industry standard protocol for sending email.

An SMTP relay service can help you send email without having to build your own SMTP server.

IMAP is one of the most common protocols for receiving email.

IMAP syncs messages across all devices.

POP3 is another protocol for receiving email on a single device.

What does IMAP SMTP mean?

The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a mail protocol used for accessing email on a remote web server from a local client. IMAP and POP3 are the two most commonly used Internet mail protocols for retrieving emails. Both protocols are supported by all modern email clients and web servers.

What is IMAP and SMTP for Gmail?

Incoming connections to the IMAP server at and the POP server at require SSL. The outgoing SMTP server, , requires TLS. Use port 465 , or port 587 if your client begins with plain text before issuing the STARTTLS command.

What is an IMAP email account?

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)

Emails remain on the email server, allowing you to set up the account on multiple computers and devices to access your email, as well accessing them through WebMail. Messages are deleted directly on the server without being downloaded first.

What is incoming IMAP and outgoing SMTP?

Set up IMAP and change your SMTP settings to read Gmail messages in other mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail.

Step 2: Change SMTP & other settings in your email client.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Requires SSL: Yes Port: 993
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