Free SMTP Server

Send 300 free emails a day.

SMTP server free for up to 300 emails a day forever

Brevo offers an SMTP relay service (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) on our forever free plan with a sending limit of 300 emails per day. Pricing is based on the number of emails you want to send monthly. Transactional email paid plans start at $15 for 20,000 emails/month and unlimited subscribers (includes email campaigns and transactional emails).

If you’re looking to configure a free SMTP server for testing, Brevo’s free plan is the easiest way to go. No credit card, no commitment. Cancel anytime.

What to expect from our free SMTP server

Free SMTP services like Gmail and Outlook just aren’t designed for sending mass emails or large volumes of transactional emails. Brevo is an SMTP service provider built on reliable infrastructure that enables us to send millions of emails every day for our clients.

Send bulk email

Benefit from an SMTP relay service that’s been set up for the purpose of delivering bulk emails. Unlike many other email service providers, our SMTP servers are specially configured to support high-volume email sending with great scalability potential.

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Top notch deliverability

Brevo’s free SMTP server is backed by dedicated infrastructure and resources to make sure your emails reach the inbox (and avoid the spam folder).

  • Closely monitored shared IPs
  • A team of experienced email deliverability experts
  • Rigorous validation process to keep spammers out
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Rapid email delivery

Brevo’s SMTP server ensures your time-sensitive transactional emails are delivered on time, every time.

  • 50% of emails delivered within 1 second
  • 99.98% of SMTP emails delivered in under 20 seconds
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Trusted sender reputation

Our sender reputation is well established among email clients (Gmail, Outlook, etc.) and we maintain strict control over all our IP addresses. By choosing to send over our free SMTP server, you get to benefit from the deliverability of an established SMTP service provider.

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Free SMTP server capabilities

You can create nice-looking transactional emails, set up A/B test emails, control the sender email account, and personalize the content all from within Brevo.

Our free plan also gives access to transactional email API and custom-built email plugins for WordPress websites and ecommerce platforms.

In addition to a free email server with SMTP service, Brevo is a complete email marketing platform for running marketing campaigns.

Send transactional emails

Trust our SMTP relay service to deliver your most important customer updates. We got account activation emails, order confirmations, shipping notifications, receipts, password resets, security alerts, and all other use cases covered. Including beautiful and responsive ready-made email templates.

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For developers too

Bring your vision to life and customize your email campaigns with code. Our API works alongside the most common programming languages, so your team can create any email if the ready templates don’t fit your needs.

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Send emails from other apps and websites

Just plug our SMTP credentials into another service to have these third-party emails sent through Brevo. Take full advantage of our cloud-based SMTP mail server’s established sending reputation and reporting features.

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Automation workflows

Trigger custom email automation workflows based on user activity and website behavior. Never miss an opportunity to engage with our reliable SMTP relay.

  • Ready-made workflows and templates
  • Multi-channel workflows for email & SMS
  • Emails triggered by link clicks and visits to your WordPress site or other third party app  
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Analyze email delivery and engagement

Our free SMTP relay server gives access to advanced reporting features so you’ve got the data and insights you need to consistently improve. Transactional logs are stored indefinitely so you can also go back and check.

  • Real-time delivery rates and performance metrics
  • Clear, easy to digest data for rapid analysis
  • Custom webhooks for instant updates however you want to receive them
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Protect your sender reputation

Brevo offers a number of features to help marketers maintain and protect their sender reputations.

  • Hard-bounce pooling to avoid sending any more emails to hard bounce contacts (automatic unsubscribe)
  • Dedicated IPs available for high-volume senders on paid plans
  • Split transactional and promotional emails into different streams (by sender and IP address)
  • Domain name authentication (SPF, DKIM, and DMARC) to validate your sender signature
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“We have a deliverability rate close to 100% with Brevo. Our clients are now more satisfied because they are informed in time at all steps of the printing process.”

Evjatar Werker
Online Marketing Specialist at PeterPrint


Is there any free SMTP server?

Brevo is a free SMTP service. On the forever free plan you can send up to 300 emails a day and store unlimited contacts.

What is the best free SMTP server?

Brevo is the best free SMTP email server. Even on the free plan, it offers unlimited contact storage, reliable deliverability, and high sender reputation. Mass campaigns, transactional emails, triggered automations, and emailing from third-party apps are all possible via our SMTP mail server.

How much does SMTP cost?

Cost varies among SMTP services, but Brevo offers a free email server for up to 300 emails a day and unlimited contacts. If you need to send more, paid plans start at $15 for 20,000 emails.

How do I set up a free SMTP server?

Manually configure your SMTP settings in Brevo to be able send transactional messages from third party web apps and websites over our free SMTP mail server.

  1. Open your free Brevo account
  2. Add and verify your domain in the Senders and IPs section
  3. Request the SMTP server activation by contacting our support team, specifying whether it’s for marketing or transactional emails


Once SMTP is activated, enter your Brevo SMTP credentials into a third party application. Find these credentials by clicking on your company name at the top right of your Brevo account and selecting ‘SMTP & API‘. SMTP credentials consist of the sending server, a port, login, and password.

Can I use a Gmail account as an SMTP server?

You can but it comes with lots of problems and limitations. There’s no such thing as Google SMTP or Gmail SMTP. The G Suite does cater to businesses but Gmail is simply not built for B2B use. It lacks a drag-and-drop editor or any email list management capabilities.

For professional-looking, personalized, and trackable email campaigns, it’s better to use a dedicated SMTP email service, even a free one.

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