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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 26. Internet Mail Protocols: POP3, SMTP, and IMAP

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

How SMTP Works 436

Putting It All Together 442

The Post Office Protocol (POP3) 443

The Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4 (IMAP4) 445

Although protocols such as IP are responsible for transporting and routing traffic on the Internet, application protocols such as SMTP, IMAP, and POP3 provide the message exchanges needed to make client/server applications available over the network. The following list briefly explains these protocols:

image The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is used to transfer mail messages from a client to an SMTP server, ...

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