What Is SMTP Relay Usage?

An SMTP relay is a mail server or “MTA” (Message Transfer Agent) that is directed to hand off your message to another mail server that can get your message closer to its intended recipient – the finish line.

An SMTP relay service is simply an SMTP relay that is run “in the cloud” rather than your own data center.

What is SMTP relay service?

SMTP Relay is a service that routes email through a trusted 3rd party to deliver your bulk email. It most often specializes in sending large batches of emails (newsletters) or for automatic transactional emails (delivery confirmations, password resets, etc).

What is SMTP routing?

Message transfer over SMTP routing is performed as a point-to-point exchange between two servers. The sending SMTP server contacts the receiving SMTP server directly and establishes a two-way transmission channel with it.

How do I find my SMTP relay server?

How to Find My SMTP Server IP Address?

  • Click on the “Start” menu, type “Run” press enter then type “cmd” press enter (type without quotes)
  • A command prompt will open in a new window.
  • 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 you 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.