SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a set of rules used to send and receive email over the Internet. A SMTP server handles sending and receiving email. Suppose, when you want to send any letter to your friend, you pack the letter in an envelope and write the friend’s home address on it. Now here you are an email client, the envelope is like an email message and the friend’s home address is like the recipient’s email address. And the SMTP server acts as a post office for email.
The SMTP server receives the letter from you (email client) then it checks the address and then sends it to your friend’s home (recipient’s email address).
Sometimes you need to know the IP address of the SMTP server to properly configure your mail program. Finding the IP address is easy if you know the name of the SMTP server.
How to Find SMTP Server Address?
- Go into the start menu, then run, and type “cmd” the shortcut code (without the quotes) in the box that appears. Press enter to execute the command . As well as a command window will appear after the execution starts.
- Go with in the CMD and type “ping” (without the quotes), with the space, and then the with the name of your SMTP Server you are using.
Eg – “ping smtp.server.com” and press enter.
The window will defiantly try to contact your SMTP server by the IP address. The Screen will display,
“Pinging x.x.x.x with 32 bytes of data.” where the “x.x.x.x” will be the SMTP server’s IP address.
What is my SMTP Server address ?
Your SMTP server is “mail.yourdomain.com” once the name servers of your domain have been pointed at our DNS servers and the change has propagated (24-48 hours).
Also Read : How to Add SMTP Ports in cPanel ?