Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Introduction

Definition

  • It is connection-oriented and text based protocol.

Advantage

Disadvantage

  • It has no ways of verifying sender. This sometimes leads to Spam issues.

Post Office Protocol (POP3)

Introduction

Definition

Advantage

Disadvantage

  • Once the message gets downloaded from the remote server on a client’s/user’s local computer, it remains accessible on this local computer only and was message deleted from the remote server.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

Introduction

Definition

Advantage

Disadvantage

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

Introduction

Definition

Advantage

Disadvantage

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