Communicating made more Affordable through SMTP Services

In this technology driven world, we cannot think of moving an inch without technical aid. We almost race against time to meet deadlines and life has become very fast in general. In this fast paced life it is impossible to communicate with people all around the world using the traditional postal service or snail mail. This mode of communication is not only time consuming but also very expensive.

With the advancement of technology, the email service came into being. Through this service people could communicate with each other in lightning speed. Using emails, we can communicate with anyone in any part of the world. The world of business and commerce was benefitted the most with the email service. If you come to think of it, without the email service the corporate world would be crippled if not paralyzed. Now, businesses are blossoming because communication has become easier and faster. Hundreds of important deals are now finalized over email. This would be very expensive if it was telephonic and many companies could run at a loss.

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Businesses swear by SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol servers to send their mails. This service is preferred due to the advantages of SMTP Mail Servers. Here’s how SMTP servers are better than the rest.

Bulk Mail

Most corporate plan their marketing campaigns online these days. One of the most effective tools of online marketing is email marketing. Through email marketing, mails and newsletters are sent in bulk to thousands of customers and clients all at once. Mails can be sent in bulk only through SMTP servers. Therefore, leading corporate houses use SMTP services to make sure that their emails reach the recipient’s inbox, directly.

Avoid Spam

An email marketing campaign can crash badly if all the email reaches the recipients as spam or junk mail. However, SMTP servers make sure that your emails do not land up as spam on reaching the recipients. Therefore, SMTP servers are trusted when it comes to ‘zero spam’.

Tracking Emails

Another feature of SMTP servers, which has won appreciation, is its email tracking service. Now, you can track your emails till they are delivered to the inbox of the recipients. So, now you can find out whether your mail has been delivered, is in queue, has bounced or is deferred. You can also find out how your recipients have responded to the emails on reception. This advantage help you find out, whether or not your email marketing campaign has worked.

There are various other reasons as to why SMTP mail servers are used by people and preferred by businesses and corporate houses. However, these three points are the most important along with the fact that SMTP services are cost effective.

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Reasons why SMTP is Preferred in the Corporate World

The email service has actually helped out the world of business and commerce in more ways than one. In this world that race against time, speedy communication is extremely important. The traditional postal service is very slow and is mockingly called ‘snail mail’. With the advent of the email service the corporate world now works at lightning speed and is able to communicate with the rest of the world in the blink of an eye.

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The corporate world runs on emails as it is one of the best ways to stay connected, with clients, customers and colleagues. Deals are finalized over emails, clients are notified over emails. Emails can also be used as a cheap way of talking to people all over the world instead of making expensive phone calls. For businesses, sending mails is very important. Agendas, circulars, invites, schedules, routines, pamphlets, etc. can be sent to various people through email; therefore, it has to be made sure that the mail server is reliable.

Corporate offices usually use SMTP servers to send mails. SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol servers are used only to send mails to clients, customers and colleagues because of its advantageous features. Here are some of the best features why SMTP servers are used in corporate offices.

  • The marketing strategies of most offices involve the sending of bulk emails. One can send bulk emails only through trustworthy SMTP servers. Also, good SMTP servers make sure that the mails reach every single client’s or customer’s mailbox instead of landing up in spam.
  • With the help of SMTP servers you can check the status of your mails till they are delivered. Therefore, if your mails bounce back, are deferred or are in queue, you will get to know. On delivery of the mail to the recipient, you will get a delivery mail. So, now you do not have to worry whether your mail has reached the client/customer or not, you will know for certain when they are delivered and if there is a problem in delivery, you will be notified.
  • With cloud SMTP, now it is no longer necessary to host an in-house mail server. As the email service is designed on cloud computing technology, it can assure you better delivery.
  • A reliable SMTP server makes sure that your mail reaches the recipient’s inbox instead of spam or junk mail. This feature gives you the assurance that the mail you have sent will be viewed and read by the recipient.
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These advantages of the SMTP services make it so popular in the corporate world and almost all businesses rely mostly on SMTP servers.

6 Fantastic Android Mail Apps to Access your Email on the go

Technology these days is advancing at such speed that we have to keep up with it. Or so we think. We do not have to keep up with technology, but technology has to keep up with our daily requirements, it has to speed up in such a way that it can make life easier for us. Therefore, coming up new innovations every day has become a necessity.

These days, almost everyone has a smartphone. Smartphones help us communicate with our loved ones better; they help us organize office work in such a manner that it becomes easy for us to access office work without having to switch on the computer or laptop. Android phones are the most common phones in use and the most common feature we use on smartphones is ‘email’. Therefore, we need good email apps to access our personal and professional email accounts. Here are a few mail apps that are really good.

K-9 Mail

This app is an email client that has an open-source and has the following features:

  • IMAP push mail
  • Flagging
  • Search
  • Filing
  • Multiple folder sync
  • PGP
  • Supports IMAP, POP3, etc
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AquaMail

  • Supports popular email services like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.
  • Automatic set-up
  • Supports IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • If SMTP/IMAP is enabled it supports corporate servers like Lotus Notes and Exchange.

Tip: If you are availing of SMTP services, make sure that you are connected to a trustworthy SMTP provider.

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Enhanced Email

  • Lightweight email app
  • Good for personal and professional use
  • High priced
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MailDroid

  • Ad-supported push mail
  • Can be customized
  • Attachments can be saved and downloaded to SD using a file explorer
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Mail.com

  • One of the best multi-mail apps
  • Supports Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo
  • For HTML mails you can pinch to zoom in
  • Has full screen mode
  • Enables you to receive and send mails using IMAP, POP3 and SMTP
  • Helps you attach image files to your mails
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Exchange by TouchDown

  • Best app for Microsoft Outlook or Exchange users
  • Can be used for POP3, IMAP and Webdav
  • All versions of Android support it
  • It joins together the contacts on phone
  • For those who use Outlook, you can get your calendar, contacts and tasks together
  • The only downside is that it is highly priced
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These mail apps that supports SMTP have made it easy for users to access their email accounts from anywhere, at any time.