SMTP settings are simply your outgoing mail server settings; this particular protocol only works for outgoing messages. Most email software is designed to use SMTP for communication purposes when sending email.
POP3 and IMAP are two other protocols which are the incoming settings used for retrieving and storing email with mail software. These settings are required to properly set up any mail client so that it may convey data to your host's mail server.
Configuring Email in Specific Mail Clients
Each mail client has different recommended settings. If you prefer to use the settings specific to the client you are using, please see the articles below:
- How to Setup Email for Android
- Setting up Email on Blackberry
- How to Setup Entourage
- How to Setup Email for iPhone/iPod Touch
- How to Setup Mail for Mac
- How to Setup Outlook 2011
- How to Setup Outlook Express
- How to Setup Thunderbird
If you prefer a more general overview or see that your specific client is not listed above, please see the general settings listed in the article below.