If you want to send email on the go, you may encounter a serious problem. As you change locations, you probably change a network that connects you to the Internet. So if you try to use Outlook (or any other email client) to send an email from some public access point in the airport with your usual settings, you will most likely be blocked. SMTP relay service is a solution for that.
This simple guide will help you with the exemplary configuration of your Android phone or tablet to work with the SMTP service. You just need to have an account with one of the available services. To find out more about the service and how to get it, just follow the ling at the bottom of the article. There are many SMTP relay services; just google one of them.
So if you have your account, let’s go to the guide itself!
1. Add a new email account on your phone.
Just go to your email app and add a new account. You will probably need to put in your email address registered with your chosen SMTP service and a password for your account. Then click Manual Configuration.
2. Choose pop3 as account type.
3. Incoming mail server configuration.
You have to put some data about your email. You can usually get them from your email service provider, for example your ISP. You will need your username, a password, a pop3 server address, an appropriate port number, and a security type. They should all be verifiable for you on your email service provider’s site. But I have a tip for you: ask Google this way: pop3 port configuration place:[your email service provider domain]. For example, type this query for AOL account in Google search: pop3 port setup site:aol.com. One of the first few pages should display your settings!
4. Outgoing mail server configuration.
This is the most important part. Typically, you would also use your email service provider’s settings. But in order to use all the assets of your new SMTP relay service account, we will use your SMTP server address as the outgoing mail server. Remember that you must first have an account. There are also free options available, so you can try the usefulness of this. You need to verify the SMTP server address provided by the chosen SMTP relay service. Set this up as an outgoing mail server. The port number should also be verified on your service provider’s site. However, there is a good chance that 2525 will get the job done. In some cases it can also be 25, 8025 or 587, but 2525 will probably work just fine. Follow the link at the end of this guide for more details on this. Regarding the type of security and Require login part: check them also on your provider’s site. For username and password, you should probably enter your account details.
And that is. Now just add a name for your new account. Wherever you are you can send an email without being blocked. And you won’t have to change these settings every time your location and the network you’re connected to change.