The acronym SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, or, in Portuguese, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is one of the leading technologies for email transfer on the Internet. In Hotmail (current Outlook) and similar, SMTP servers are responsible for packaging the messages sent by the user and sending them securely. Hotmail servers are, in effect, Microsoftcomputers that are in charge of mediating the communication between your PC and the machine of the recipient of the message.
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Every SMTP server has an address and a default port by which it will communicate with your email client, that is, the program you use to write and send messages. Hotmail and Outlook .com do not require the user to configure SMTP in the web version because everything is done automatically. However, you need to know the manual connection data if you want to use an alternate application, either on your computer or on your mobile device.
Typically, setting up a Hotmail email can be done using POP3 or IMAP (input) technology along with SMTP (outbound). To leave Hotmail and Outlook e-mail working, you must enter the correct address, port, and security information as follows:
Incoming server (POP3)
- Incoming server: pop-mail.outlook.com
- Door: 995
- Encrypted connection: SSL
Outgoing server (SMTP)
- Outgoing server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
- Door: 25 (or 587 if 25 is locked)
- Authentication: Yes
- Encrypted connection: TLS
In addition, simply enter your Hotmail password and your own email address to enable the receipt and sending of messages in any email client.
Another option is to use the same SMTP settings next to an incoming IMAP connection, which is another available server protocol: imap-mail.outlook.com at address, port 993, and SSL security.
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