Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an email protocol that allows users to access incoming email messages from an email server through an email client (email service provider) such as Outlook, Gmail, etc. IMAP works on the same lines as Post Office Protocol (POP) but unlike POP it doesn’t delete the email message from the […]

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Post Office Protocol (POP)

Based on the TCP/IP protocol suite, Post Office Protocol (POP) is the language that desktop email clients and webmail services such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. use to interact with email servers to retrieve incoming emails and store them locally, on a computer. This ensures the mails are accessible even when there is no Internet. […]

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Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a specific protocol designed to deliver email. Based on the TCP/IP suite of Internet protocols, it comprises communication guidelines that mail user agents (desktop email clients or webmail services) such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. use to send mail to an email server (SMTP server). TCP/IP is a protocol […]

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Email

Email or e-mail is an electronic communication system through which two computers or more can correspond or interact with each other through text, files, etc. over the Internet. Email is the digital alternative to postal letters. Messages and other types of data can be sent easily, quickly and inexpensively through email. The receiver and sender […]

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Email Server

An email server or mail server is a kind of computer that stores all electronic email content and conversations. It is also responsible for moving an email message from the sender to the recipient. In other words, the server facilitates sending and receiving email. A mail server is a post office’s digital equivalent, storing all […]

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