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what does it mean to have smtp in my login details on my g

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what does it mean to have smtp in my login details on my gmail
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

SMTP is Simple Mail Transport Protocol.
It is the name of a mail server that processes outgoing mail messages

If you are trying to configure an email client like Outlook or Live Mail for using Gmail, your SMTP server is: SMTP.GMAIL.COM

Thanks,

J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do realize this but doesn't it mean that there are 2 servers configured......that is what I mean...that there is another email connected ???
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
No, it does not mean that necessarily. You can potentially have multiple accounts, and you can have a different SMTP server for each account.

J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
see my boyfriend goes on my account all the time and I dont care but alla the sudden his login went from imap to smtp??? so what does that mean? and sorry but I can not seem to get logged into my account
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
The account has two servers configured - imap is for getting mail (incoming) and SMTP is for sending mail (outgoing) - this is the normal way email accounts are configured.

Thanks,

J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I appreciate your patience with me...but why would he login all the time as Imap and now it always shows smtp? confused.com lol
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
No problem :)

Sounds like you are trying to send an email, and the outgoing server is requesting authentication. Use the same Gmail username and password XXXXX use for incoming email. This is (again) normal, and does happen sometimes.

J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
well it has been constant for several days now that when he logs in on my acct the details are smtp...and no, not trying to send an email....couldn't it be he has combined emails ( several servers ) I am just confused here
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Check the Outbox - there may be an email in there that is trying to get sent. Delete it, and the message should go away.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
you mean my outbox???? not his?
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Check both to make sure!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
okay....will do....hang on
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Take your time please :)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry for the delay, my laptop is loading soooo slow...and did not see anything stuck but guess what it is now back to IMAP....Looks like you knew exactly what you were talking about....Thank you, James!
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome!

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J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay and once again, sorry as this is just loading so slow....Thank you very much, James
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Not a problem, happy I could help :)

J.
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