One step to install SMTP on your Windows phone!

The use of SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol has taken the world by storm. More often than not, the world is introduced by a new version of an existing technology that gains in popularity by the day. Now SMTP happens to be the very reason due to which we are able to send and receive mails freely over the internet. The protocol basically regulated the sending and receipt of the date from a client portal such as Outlook or Mac OS X to a web mail server. Over the years its use has magnified among internet users with the rise of E-mail directly proportional to it.

The various operating systems for desktops, laptops and smart phones have been designed to be compatible to support SMTP on them effectively. Windows has a number of versions for its operating systems in the market today. For example in Window’s 7, one needs to configure the SMTP service as more often than not it is found to be missing. However it is a simple task to configure and install the service with a little know how on the subject. The ‘hMailServer’ for instance works absolutely fine this operating system. This server allows the user to restrict access to the local system as a shield from spam. In simple terms, one needs to configure and effectively use the SMTP service in this case.

The procedure to install SMTP on a Windows phone although is a very simple one happens to be marginally different. With proper configuration e-mail can be read on the device via POP or IMAP and sent through SMTP all of which function smoothly. But there seems to be discrepancy when it comes to specifying the SMTP port you wish to use which requires delving into the details. This scenario basically arises due to the default port 25 also known as the SMTP port seems to be blocked. The answer to this is a very simple one though all you need to do is identify the port you are using after the designated SMTP server name. Suppose the server is named as ‘hMailServer’ and the port in use is 30, specify it as ‘hMailServer: 30:0’ and watch the magic happen!

Some points however should always be kept in mind so as to ensure that access is restricted to the local system or device. First of all, only SMTP protocol is to be allowed and you need to ensure that the IP address (For machines) is restricted to the local host. If researched thoroughly, one will be able to find an array of settings for the Windows phone OS that can be modified for desired results. As for now, if the above mentioned steps are followed to the tee, things should work just fine!


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