My new phone is asking me to enter my “SMTP password”. What is that?

Configuring new devices, like smartphones and laptops, is often the most challenging aspect of email account management. Sometimes, the device will ask you what seems to be a random question, or one with confusing jargon like “SMTP”.

In this case, the device is asking you to enter your email account password.

“SMTP” stands for “simple mail transport protocol” and is the technology used to handle and send email messages.