Free SMTP Clients for OfficeClip

SMTP set up

OfficeClip depends on SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) to send notification messages out of OfficeClip. In the hosted version of OfficeClip, the SMTP is provided by the OfficeClip software and no settings are necessary. In the installed version of the product, the user must set up their own SMTP client which is then used by OfficeClip to send notification emails. We discuss below some options you may have for your SMTP setup.

  1. Use your own email service provider: You can get the SMTP settings from your email service provider. However, many service providers (like Gmail) puts a lot of restrictions when you are using their SMTP settings. 

  2. Use third party smtp server: There are some third party service providers that provides smtp service at a low cost. Many of these also gives a limited number of smtp emails free:

    1. Mailjet: Mailjet provides free 200 emails per day. However, at the bottom of each email, they add their logo.

    2. Smtp2Go: Smtp2Go provides free 1000 emails per month.

    3. SendGrid: SendGrid allows sending 40,000 emails for the first 30 days and then 100 emails per day for free.

    4. Amazon SES: Although not free, this is an inexpensive and reliable option to send emails via SMTP. It costs $0.10 to send 1000 emails. 

  3. Using your own exchange server: If your organization is using Exchange server, you can use the exchange SMTP by routing all smtp emails via the exchange server. For this to work, you may need to specify OfficeClip server as the trusted machine to relay emails.

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