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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 25

SMTP and Email

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the major architectures used to send and receive email on the Internet. We’ll also see the five steps needed to send an email message.

You will learn about the protocols used with email applications, especially SMTP and POP3. We’ll also describe MIME messages and discuss the important role of headers in email.

Keywords

SMTP; TCP/IP; MUAs; GUI; IMAP; MTA; POP3

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the major architectures used to send and receive email on the Internet. We’ll also see the five steps needed to send an email message.

You will learn about the protocols used with email applications, especially SMTP and POP3. We’ll also describe MIME messages and discuss ...

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