A mail server is the computerized equivalent of your friendly neighborhood mailman.
The postal server's a computerized counterpart to your friendly neighborhood mailman. An e-mail server is a service that handles and delivers messages over the network, usually via the Internet, sometimes also referred to as an email server. The client's emails may be received by a mail server and delivered via their computers to another mail server. e-mail can be delivered to clients' computers by a mail server. SMTP is an Internet standard for the transmission of electronic mail and fax. It was originally defined in 1982 by RFC 821 and was last updated in 2008 when SMTP was extended to RFC 5321, which is now widely used. A mail server is the computerized equivalent of your friendly neighborhood mailman. Every email that is sent passes through a series of mail servers along with its way to its intended recipient. Although a message may appear to be coming instantly from one computer to another in the blink of an eye, it is actually made up of several transfer operations that happen over time. You can only send messages to people whose email domains match yours, i.e. from one example.com account to another example.com account, without this set of mail servers.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the industry-standard protocol for sending emails. SMTP server is an application that’s primary purpose is to send, receive and/or relay email messages from an email client to a receiving mail server.
When you send an email using SMTP, the server processes your email and further decides which server the message should be sent to. Then, it relays the message to that server.
This is an Email type that most users are familiar with. It is an email service that enables users to access and use electronic mail using a standard web browser.
There are many free email hosting providers that host their servers as webmails.
Webmail lets users have access to their mail while they're on the go because it gives them a way of checking messages wherever they are accessing the Internet.
POP3 is short for Post Office Protocol. The number ‘3’ stands for ‘version 3’.
POP3 works by downloading an email to a single computer and then deleting it from the server, in order to make room for other incoming messages. It's like downloading an email message to your computer, and reading it while you're out of the office.
It's basically a way of downloading an email message to the computer and reading it while you're not at work.
However, messages are only accessible from the same device they were downloaded to – can’t be accessed from multiple locations.
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, which is an HTTP standard protocol that email clients use to retrieve messages. It is often used by business email accounts.
Email messages are stored on mail servers. Whenever users check their email, the email client contacts the server to connect the users with their messages.
Before you can transfer email data to the device, IMAP offers users a chance to browse, edit and organize their information on the server. Without the need to download or store messages, they are automatically read directly from the server by IMAP. Therefore, you can check emails from several different devices.