PSFS Tips & Tricks: Details on SMTP server settings

Details on SMTP server settings

What Is a domain name?

Your domain name is what comes after the @ in your email address. Some examples are:

  • att.net
  • gmail.com
  • yahoo.com

If you have a corporate account with your email provider, your domain name would be the one given to you in this contract.

What Is My Outgoing Port Number?

You must get the settings in this article from your email provider. An Outgoing Port Number is the port number used by the outgoing mail server. Common port numbers for outgoing mail are 25, 465, and 587.

Does your email provider require SSL or TLS?

You must obtain this information from your email service provider and may often find it via an internet search.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it's the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details. The two systems can be a server and a client (for example, a shopping website and browser) or server to server (for example, an application with personal identifiable information or with payroll information).

It does this by making sure that any data transferred between users and sites, or between two systems remain impossible to read. It uses encryption algorithms to scramble data in transit, preventing hackers from reading it as it is sent over the connection. This information could be anything sensitive or personal which can include credit card numbers and other financial information, names and addresses.

TLS (Transport Layer Security) is just an updated, more secure, version of SSL. 

What is the SMTP / Outgoing Server of the emails?

The host name of the outgoing SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server, such as smtp.example.com.

Other examples: outbound.att.net or smtp.gmail.com

 

 

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