When you send email from your computer via Outlook, Mail or similar, the SMTP settings that you configure say who you want to be responsible for sending your email. This is normally either your Internet service provider (ISP) or web host.
Why Use Your ISP
Webporter recommends that you set your outgoing mail (SMTP) server to your ISP. Some good reasons for this include:
- ISP's know it really is you sending email since you are logged onto the Internet through their network
- Your email password being compromised via a virus, trojan or malware on your computer is greatly reduced.
- Your account being suspended should it be compromised by a hacker to send spam email is greatly reduced.
- Emails bouncing due to our server found on email blacklists (due to other accounts on the same server being exploited) is reduced.
Common ISP SMTP servers
The following is a list of the common Australian ISPs and their associated SMTP servers -- please contact your Internet service provider if unsure: