What are the settings for outgoing and incoming BT Email servers?
Email Server is a system that permits you to send as well as receive emails. It works as a virtual post office that receives the mail, stores them, and sends them. These servers store the user’s emails and further help them to send the mails, whenever required. Using various outgoing and incoming protocols, the mail servers complete their part of work. These protocols are the same for all the email platforms. However, every email portal has different settings for these protocols. To know about outgoing and incoming settings of the BT email server, you must read the information provided in this article.
Know More About Outgoing and Incoming Settings For BT Email Servers
There are different BT mail server protocols for both the incoming and outgoing emails. These protocols are SMTP, IMAP, POP.
IMAP is another name for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a protocol that is required for accessing the emails. Using this you can enjoy downloading the emails on your computer system. This technique works over the internet and syncs all the changes you made to the BT Email server. All the improvements you create in your email account can also be viewed in the inbox of your webmail.
This is the protocol that is recommended by BT mail. You are asked to enable IMAP along with SSL to have a better mailing experience. This is generally suggested to the users who use their webmail or email client on a regular basis as here you don’t need to make changes on both the platforms separately.
For BT mail IMAP settings, you must use 993 as a port along with enabled SSL encryption. Here, for the incoming mail servers, “mail.btinternet.com” should be used. Along with this, your username must have either @btinternet or @btopenworld.com. The password you use with it must be the same as your btinternet or btopenworld password.
Note- Make sure you won’t enable the SPA option as it does not work with SSL encryption.
This is another protocol that helps in the incoming emails. POP is a shorter and simpler term for Post Office Protocol. BT mail does not recommend its users to use this protocol as it does not sync the changes you make to the BT email servers. Hence, if your email service is working on this protocol, then all the adjustments you will bring to your email account will not be forwarded to your BT Webmail and might get lost.
In case you want to use POP3 as your BT email server protocol, then you must check the settings and ensure that they are as per the mail server requirements. Port for POP3 must be 995 with SSL enabled and the incoming mail server must be “mail.btinternet.com”. The username and password should be the “btinternet.com” or “btopenworld.com” credentials.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol i.e. SMTP is an outgoing protocol that safeguards the email server from spammer’s abuse. It works to identify the sender of the email and inform the users if the mail is dangerous. This is why all the emails you sent via BT email servers must have SMTP authentication.
For SMTP settings, your port must be set at 465. SSL must be enabled and outgoing mail server must be mail.btinternet.com. Username and password must be as “btinternet.com” or “btopenworld.com”.