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What Is SMTP?

SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is a communication protocol that specifies how emails should be sent between different servers. Your email client uses SMTP to send your client to your email server, and then the email server uses SMTP to ensure that each email arrives at the correct destination (another email server), upon which it can be retrieved by a user’s email client (using either IMAP or POP).

Who Uses SMTP?

SMTP is the industry standard for sending emails and is used to send billions of them every day. Some systems use their own protocols separate from SMTP to access accounts on their own servers, all of them use SMTP when interacting with email servers other than their own.

Why is SMTP Popular?

Without SMTP, your emails would not land in the correct inbox.

Integrating SMTP REST API

Your applications need to talk to SMTP, but creating REST APIs is time-consuming. Using DreamFactory's SMTP integration, you can create, secure, and deploy SMTP REST APIs in minutes, instead of days. 

Once generated, you can immediately begin sending API calls from your client applications, add business logic to the front and back ends of your request and response process, and add sophisticated limiting and logging. 

Other advantages include:

  • Easy to Use: DreamFactory is a no-code solution for REST API creation. Create and deploy your SMTP REST API, or any other API, with just a few clicks and get on-demand support from our engineers if you run into difficulties.
  • Reduce Bottlenecks: Implementing custom REST APIs is time-consuming. With DreamFactory, the time needed to create new APIs is negligible, enabling your team to focus on delivering your project on budget and on time.
  • Powerful Analytics: Kibana provides flexible reports on all aspects of your API calls. Utilize pre-configured dashboards to get insights into your applications, endpoints, and users.
  • Admin Console: Centrally manage every API from one platform and keep track of every application, API, script, security setting, and user.

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