How to Find My POP3 Server & SMPT Server?

By Bobson St. Pierre

SMTP and POP3 are two Internet protocols often used in conjunction with each other for the purpose of sending and receiving emails over the Internet by way of email clients. The two protocols operate within the application layer of the TCP/IP suite of Internet protocols. When a user signs up with an Internet service provider or email provider, he is given an email address, user name and password along with his SMTP and POP3 server settings. He can then use this information to configure an email client such as Windows Mail or Microsoft outlook to receive and send emails. If you want to know what your SMTP and POP3 information are you can either contact your email provider or check the settings of your email client.

Windows Mail

Step 1

Open Windows Mail.

Step 2

Click "Tools" and then click "Accounts."

Step 3

Click on your email account and click "Properties."

Step 4

Click on the "Server" tab. Your outgoing mail (SMTP) and incoming mail (POP3) server information are listed under the "Server Information" Heading.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 1

Click "File" and then "Info."

Step 2

Click on "Account Settings," then click "Account Settings" from the pop-up menu.

Step 3

Select your email account in the list of emails and click "Change" under the "Email" tab.

Step 4

Click the "Server" tab. Your Outgoing (SMTP) and incoming (POP3) server information are listed under the "Server Information" Heading.