SMTP Server Settings

Traveling and can’t send email? Are you getting a 0×80042109 error message in Outlook? It’s probably your SMTP server. Not all SMTP servers work outside your local area. If that’s the case, you need a global SMTP server to send email messages.

Configuring email with a new SMTP server is easy. Most providers send easy to understand instructions for Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Eudora 7

Best global SMTP server is SMTP2Go

and 8, Netscape 7 and Opera. For the Mac, most providers will give you setup instructions for Apple Mail, Entourage and Eudora 7 and 8. If you’ve got a smartphone, look for setup instructions for the Apple iPhone, Droid X, all Nokia and Windows Mobile 6.1 devices. Other mail services that are usually included are Gmail, Lotus Domino Server and Unix/Unix sendmail.

Whatever mail software you’re using, you should receive easy-to-understand instructions complete with screenshots.  Support with SMTP2Go was great. I got an email 2 minutes after signing up asking if I had any problems or needed any help.

Changing SMTP Settings for Outlook 2010

1) Choose file tab, then select Info.



2) Choose Account Settings, and click the dropdown that says Account Settings



3) Find your email account on the list, then select “change”



4) Select the Outgoing mail server (this is the SMTP) and change it to your SMTP Providers’ mail server (we recommend SMTP2Go).  Next, choose “more settings”.



5) Choose “Outgoing Server”.  Confirm the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” is NOT selected.  Next, click “Advanced” tab.



6) Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) Port Number to 2525.  Note: also allowed are ports 25, 587 or 8025. Select “none” for the setting “use the following type of encrypted connection.



Changing SMTP Settings for Outlook 2007


1) Go to the Tools menu in Outlook, select 'Account Settings'.


2) Select your mail account, click Change


3) Check that the email address listed under "E-mail Address" is the same as the one you registered at your SMTP server provider. Change the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) setting to the appropriate domain (for example: Do not change the Incoming mail server setting. Click 'More Settings'.


4) Click the 'Outgoing Server' tab. Disable 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication'. Click on the 'Advanced' tab.


5) Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) Port Number to 2525. Alternate ports are 25, 8025 or 587. For 'Use the following type of encrypted connection' select None.

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