How to Find Your SMTP Server Information

By Bobson St. Pierre

SMTP is an Internet protocol within the TCP/IP suite of protocols responsible for the submission of email messages over the Internet. SMTP operates within the application layer suite of Internet protocols in the TCP/IP suite. When you sign up with an ISP or email provider they will often give you information to configure your email client, such as: email address, username, password, your SMTP and POP3 server settings. If you don't remember your SMTP server settings, you can contact your email provider or check the settings of your email client.

Outlook Express

Step 1

Open Outlook Express. Click "Tools," then "Accounts." This will open the "Internet Accounts" dialog window.

Step 2

Select the "Mail" tab. Select your mail account in the list and click "Properties." This opens the selected mail properties window.

Step 3

Click on the "Servers" tab. Your outgoing mail (SMTP) information is listed under the "Server Information" heading.

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) information is 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 on the "Server" tab. Your outgoing mail (SMTP) information is listed under the "Server Information" heading.