What is SMTP Server

When we talk about SMTP big question is what is SMTP.  I do remember that 3-4 year back someone has asked me the same question.

He also asked me what is ms out look and what is gmail. Yes these are very interesting question.  Here I am taking step by step for this.

lets assume that you wish to send an email to me susheelhbti@gmail.com what you will do ?

You will open gmail account and login and then click on compose and then press send button what will happen then.

When we type email and press send button then the real task begin let me tell you that this task is only handled by the SMTP. The SMTP take your message and send to the target mail server.

SMTP only take your email message and send to the recipient .