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What is incoming and outgoing mail server

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A mail server is the computerized equivalent of your friendly neighborhood mailman. when thinking of the word ’email’, most people automatically associate it with their inbox, where they can send and receive messages. when someone emails you, the message first goes to their email service provider’s outgoing mail server (the SMTP or simple mail transfer protocol server). From there, it is transferred to the incoming mail server of your email service provider.

Your incoming mail server then checks the recipient’s email address to see if it is a valid email ID. If it checks out, the email is delivered to your inbox. after composing a message and hitting send, your email client – whether it’s Outlook Express or Gmail – connects to your domain’s SMTP server. 

The server that lets you receive mail is called an incoming, POP, or just Mail server.  These servers will have slightly different addresses. For example, the outgoing mail server for Yahoo mail is named The incoming mail server for Yahoo mail is named Usually, both servers will use the same username and password for your account. 

How Do I Find My Incoming Mail Server Info?

Your email service provider typically provides the information you need to find your incoming mail server. This information includes the mail server address, port number, and type of encryption used.

In conclusion, understanding the difference between incoming mail servers and outgoing mail servers is essential for anyone who uses email. Incoming mail servers are responsible for receiving emails from others, while outgoing mail servers take care of your sent messages

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