How to Find the SMTP Server Name in Outlook
SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is the Internet standard for email communication across networks. SMTP consists of a series of commands that allow email to be sent, received, queued and rejected by email servers. An SMTP server is an email server that uses SMTP. You can determine the SMTP server name in Microsoft Outlook using the “Mail Setup” options.
- Launch Microsoft Outlook by clicking “Start — All Programs — Microsoft Office — Microsoft Office Outlook.”
- Click “File” from the left top menu to display the Settings Screen. Click the “Account Settings” in here.
- Click to highlight the email address for which you want to find the SMTP server. Click “Change…” or just double-click from the list of options above the email addresses.
- Look under the “Server Settings” section for the entry labeled “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)” or just Server (in case of office mail protection) to view the name of the SMTP server.