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What is the difference between POP3 and SMTP ?

usafshah
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What is the difference between POP3 and SMTP ?

Kindly dont navigate to other link or website, Just say in our simple words, Once I got the main difference then i will concern other sites for details.

cheers
Dec 11 '06 #1
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SMTP = Simple Mail Transfer Protocol : send mails
POP3 = Post Office Protocol : retrieve mails from mail server
Dec 11 '06 #2
sashi
1,754 Expert 1GB
What is the difference between POP3 and SMTP ?

Kindly dont navigate to other link or website, Just say in our simple words, Once I got the main difference then i will concern other sites for details.

cheers
Hi there,

SMTP - uses TCP port 25 by default
POP3 - uses TCP port 110 by default

Good luck & Take care.
Dec 12 '06 #3
usafshah
104 100+
thanks for replies :)

and what is IMAP4
Dec 14 '06 #4
sashi
1,754 Expert 1GB
thanks for replies :)

and what is IMAP4
Hi there,

Internet Messaging Access Protocol. A remote mailbox access protocol. It enables efficient operation such as downloading only essential data by first acquisitioning the e-mail header prior to actual e-mail download. This feature makes the protocol well suited to remote environments.

Kindly refer to below attached link for further reading & understanding, hope it helps. Good luck & Take care.

What is IMAP?
Dec 15 '06 #5

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