As an email marketer, you must have gone through the point where your email marketing campaign fails and you receives a message something like “SMTP Error Code” with a meaningless message. Uuff!! The most dreadful moment. Isn’t it?
So what is SMTP?
SMTP is an acronym for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is an internet standard for electronic mail and is widely used today. SMTP is a protocol which is responsible for sending and receiving emails. Multiple process communicate with each other through SMTP, just like SalesPush functions as SMTP service to send billions of marketing and transactional emails every month.
Then what is SMTP Error Message?
All emails sent by a client, mobile device or server use SMTP to deliver the messages from source to destination mail server. Once the message has been received by mail server, then the user collects that message using a protocol called POP3 (Post Office Protocol) or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).
Now, every time an email is sent using SMTP, the receiving server will respond with a SMTP error code. Not all SMTP codes indicates failures.
SMTP codes generally consists of three different digits that carry different meanings.
Some of the common SMTP codes are mentioned below with their meanings:
Why you should care about it?
As an email marketer, this is the most dreadful phase and one must know how to tackle such situations with ease. Email marketer must know what, when and how happened behind these SMTP code responses.
OVER TO YOU:
Have you faced any other SMTP error code?
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