Chapter 1. E-Mail Services

The use of e-mail has grown significantly over the past few years. What was once considered a luxury item now is almost a necessity, especially in the corporate environment. When personal e-mail use in the home became popular, an entire new industry of Internet service providers (ISPs) was created to provide e-mail services to home Internet users.

As e-mail usage grew, so did e-mail systems. What was once a simple mainframe application suddenly became a monster application that required dedicated hardware and high-speed Internet connectivity. Often large corporations purchased expensive e-mail software packages to support the e-mail environment within the corporation. In addition to complicated server software, many e-mail ...

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