Email Profile Examples

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Here are some profile settings for some common email services.

For the most accurate settings for any email system, go to their support site and search for "3rd party email client" or "smtp settings" or something similar.  Most providers will have a page that details the exact SMTP server, port, and SSL settings to use.

The idea solution for sending email will always be to own or rent your own email server somewhere. The volume of unsolicited mail (SPAM) continues to grow, and providers (especially free email services) are doing everything they can to make it harder and harder to send mail through their services with anything but their own email clients.

Hotmail (aka Windows Live)

Your Email - you@hotmail.com
Note: If your address is @live.com or some other flavor of Hotmail/Windows Live, substitute the appropriate email address in the example.

Server - smtp.live.com

Port - 25

Use SSL - Yes

Use StartTLS - Yes

User Name - you@hotmail.com

Password - your hotmail password

 

Gmail

Your Email - you@gmail.com

Server - smtp.gmail.com

Port - 465

Use SSL - Yes

Use StartTLS - No

User Name - you@gmail.com

Password - your gmail password - see below

 

Note: Gmail's requirements are constantly changing.  You may need to create an "app password" in your google account, and use that as the password for your email profile. More information about app passwords is available on the google site, as of this writing, the URL is: https://myaccount.google.com/apppasswords