Post Office Protocol
POP and SMTP are the two protocols which take care of the email flow (send and receive respectively) on the internet.
To set up a mail client it’s necessary to configure both SMTP and POP providing their settings. Here’s an example with Mozilla Thunderbird (“Outgoing server” item, selected from “Account settings” in the “Tools” menu):
Below you find a list of the SMTP and POP/POP3 names for the most common email providers.
Of course, if you need to send a bulk email or an email campaign you should opt for a professional server like turboSMTP. Matter of fact, while “normal” SMTPs are based on widely shared IPs (affecting in a negative way your delivery rate), a dedicated outgoing service will rely only on controlled ones. Ensuring that all your messages reach their destination.