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Old 09-04-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Which protocol is used for sending a mail?

and which protocol is used for receiving a mail?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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see smtp: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SMTP.html
see imap: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imap
or pop: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Office_Protocol
 
Old 09-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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You mean to say SMTP is respnsible for sending a mail is it? then which protocol is for receiving a mail?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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At its simplest:

SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is the protocol used for sending mail including between servers.

IMAP and POP3 - Protocols that clients can use to access mail stored on a server.

You need to decide on what you mean by "receiving" mail.
 
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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If you're talking about protocols used by your internet service provider, they should tell you. So mine uses POP3 and SMTP, which is probably usual.
 
  


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