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An Introduction To Email Servers

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An Introduction To Email Servers
« on: September 30, 2007, 02:31:41 PM »
To send e-mail, you need to connect to the Internet and an e-mail application, such as Microsoft Outlook Express or Eudora. The e-mail application connects to your mail server that can forward your mail. The standard protocol used for sending Internet e-mail is called SMTP, an acronym for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It works in conjunction with a POP3 (Post Office Protocol) server or an IMAP (Internet Mail Access Protocol) server, which are used to receive e-mails.

When you send an e-mail message, your computer transmits it to an SMTP server using the Internet. The server looks at the e-mail address (like the address on an envelope), then forwards on it to the recipient's mail server using an application called Sendmail. If for some reason, the recipient?s e-mail server is inaccessible, Sendmail periodically re-tries to send the e-mail. If after 4 hours the e-mail has not been delivered, you receive a notification informing you about the problem. If the e-mail cannot be delivered even after 5 days, Sendmail gives up and sends you a failure notification.

When the e-mail is received at the destination mail server, it is stored until it is retrieved by the addressee. To retrieve your e-mails, your e-mail client (such as Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express) connects to the POP3 or IMAP server and issues a series of commands to download copies of your e-mail messages to your computer.

E-mails can be sent anywhere in the world to anyone who has an e-mail address. Almost all Internet service providers (ISPs) offer an e-mail address with every account.

Initially, when e-mail technology was introduced, only short messages could be sent. Attachments such as formatted documents, photographs etc could not be sent. With the introduction of Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) and other encoding techniques, it has become possible to send almost any kind of attachments.

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Re: An Introduction To Email Servers
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 06:08:46 PM »
An Email is a tool that makes the mail server an essential piece of software. The email server needs to be flexible and fast, it needs to support ten or ten million users, and most of all it needs to be reliable. Find out how mail servers for Windows fare.
The email sever is work with SMTP. And this SMTP is a nifty utility that lets you switch network connections and ISPs without having to change the outgoing mail server settings in your email client. In market there are lots of Email-SMTP servers like Autoroute SMTP, BaSoMail, X-Ray Mail Assistant - Email Utility, ISMail
Mail Express, MDaemon and etc, And different-different E-mail server has different work over SMTP servers.
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Re: An Introduction To Email Servers
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 01:52:27 AM »
Email servers are used to send email from one user to another. There are four category of servers normally used for email. . It is affiliated with immensity Email Software.

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Re: An Introduction To Email Servers
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 02:07:52 PM »
Email servers are essential pieces of software. It is associated with SMTP that assists you to switch network connections and ISP’s without affecting the outgoing server settings.
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