How to setup outbound SMTP on a iPad?
How to setup outbound SMTP on a iPad using an alternative port?


Follow the guide below to configure a Apple iPad to use MX Outbound as the outgoing SMTP Server.

This article already assumes your iPad is connected to your network and is data enabled.

Choose the "Settings" option and then select the option "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"

Apple iPad - Desktop

Select your email account (in our example we are using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as the email account)

Apple iPad - Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Select the "Outgoing Mail Server" option

Apple iPad - Mail Settings

Select "Add Server..."

Apple iPad - Add SMTP Server

Enter the hostname, username and password provided to you in your welcome email.

Apple iPad - Add SMTP Server Details

The iPad will then verify the details entered and return you to the SMTP details screen

Apple iPad - Mail Settings

Select the primary Server and move the slider to off and then click Done

Apple iPad - Turn off primary SMTP server

Select the other SMTP Server you have just added (MX Tools)

Apple iPad - Mail Settings

Ensure the username is correct and change the TCPIP port if you need to.

Change the option "Use SSL" to off and click done.

Apple iPad - MX Outbound Mail Settings

Summary of server details

Outgoing server

As provided.
Please see your sign up email

Outgoing server protocol


Outgoing server port

25, 465, 587, 2525, 8025 or 10025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication


As provided


As provided