There are different types of email, some are web-based and some use the MAPI client on the desktop, Let's look at each of them and understand when we would use them:
- Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP): Used to transfer files between different mail servers and is used for outbound emails.
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Secure (SMTPS): Encrypts the mail being transferred between mail servers, making it very secure.
- Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3): An email client that pulls email from the mail server, but when the email is downloaded it does not retain a copy on the mail server itself. It is not commonly used, but is tested in the Security+ exam. There is also a secure version of POP3.
- Internet Message Access Protocol version ...