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What is SMTP?
How do I configure my Email Client to use SMTP?

What is SMTP?

Short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, SMTP is a standard protocol for sending email messages between servers. Most email systems use SMTP to send messages from one server to another over the Internet. The messages can then be retrieved with an email client (such as Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Communicator, etc.) using either POP or IMAP. In addition, SMTP is generally used to send messages from a mail client to a mail server. That is why you need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and the SMTP server in configuring your email application.

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How do I configure my Email Client to use SMTP?
There are different ways users may configure their Email Client applications to use SMTP. Here are the steps to configure most commonly used Email Clients (if you use some other email client, please consult your Software Vendor Site Help):

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For Outlook Express:

  • Open Outlook Express.
  • Click on the Tools : Accounts menu item.
  • Select the Mail tab, and click on the default Account.
  • Click on the Properties button, and select the Servers tab.
  • Change the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) field to smtp.bigfoot.com.
  • Check the “my server requires authentication” button.
  • Click on the Settings button for Outgoing Mail Server.
  • Click on “Logon using” button, and fill in your Bigfoot Username and Password.
  • Finally, click on the OK button, then close the Internet Accounts window.
  • You're now ready to send your emails via Bigfoot SMTP Servers.

For Eudora:

  • Open Eudora.
  • Click on Tools and select Options.
  • Click on Sending Mail from the icon menu on one side of the options dialog screen.
  • Change the SMTP Server field to smtp.bigfoot.com.
  • Check the Allow Authentication box.
  • You're now ready to send your emails via Bigfoot SMTP Servers.

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