What are SMTP relays?

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is an internet standard used for sending email messages between servers. Invented in the early 1980s, the protocol is still in use today. SMTP relay services allow individuals and businesses to send emails without setting up their mail server.

You can use an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail to send emails. The messages are routed through HostPapa’s SMTP relaying services to ensure they’re delivered to recipients with your professional domain as the sending email address.

SMTP relay is included in your email service. However, there are restrictions on the volume of email messages that can be sent – on an hourly or daily basis, depending on the service being used. These restrictions are applied to reduce the risk of spam and maintain optimum server performance.

HostPapa’s Knowledge Base has a collection of step-by-step articles that describe how to set up email on your devices.

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