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What Is A Gmail SMTP Server?


There are billions of people who use Gmail as a free, easy, and efficient way to send emails to anyone. However, it is true to a greater extent. But it is also true that most of them are unaware of its other feature called Gmail SMTP server. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What Is A Gmail SMTP Server?

Gmail SMTP Server
  • Google has provided a free SMTP server i.e. Gmail
    SMTP server, through which a user can easily send
    emails from their Gmail address or domain using
    any other email client such as yahoo or outlook.
    But to take advantage of this feature, you must
    first have a free Gmail account. In addition to
    that, you can also send emails to anyone directly
    from your WordPress site for free.

What is a Gmail SMTP Server?
  • Before defining the Gmail SMTP server, first, you
    must understand what SMTP means.
  • SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is an email
    protocol that is used by mail servers to send
    emails on the web. Where Email protocols are
    termed as a set of instructions or rules that
    help to execute the email transmissions between
    email clients and accounts efficiently.
  • This email protocol is generally used to manage
    and send emails through an SMTP server.

What are the SMTP Server Settings for Gmail?
  • To use the Gmail SMTP server properly, there is a
    list of details you need to consider. The Gmail
    SMTP settings must be as given below
  • Gmail SMTP server address (outgoing)
  • Gmail SMTP name Your name
  • Username Your Gmail Address
  • Password Your Gmail Password
  • Gmail SMTP server ports 587(TLS) and 465(SSL)
  • Use Authentication Yes
  • Use secured connection Yes

What Are the Advantages of Using Gmail SMTP for
Sending Emails?
  • Although, there are plenty of players available
    out there, that provide Free SMTP services for
    sending emails or messages. But the following are
    some of the advantages of Gmail SMTP that give it
    a little edge over others. Let us see what they

Easy to Manage Emails from Other Platforms
  • You can manage and send emails or messages
    through other web applications or platforms such
    as outlook or mac mail with your Gmail account.
    But for that, you have to manually configure
    their settings and use Gmail SMTP details, which
    we will discuss in a later section of this post.

A Significant Amount of Storage Space
  • Whenever you sign up for a free account in Gmail,
    google allocates you up to 15GB of storage space.
    Which is quite a significant amount of storage
    space to store your emails. But one thing you
    must not forget is that this storage space is
    being shared with your other google applications
    such as Google Photos, Google docs, and Google
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