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date: 07 July 2022

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol 

Source:
A Dictionary of the Internet
Author(s):
Darrel InceDarrel Ince

An *email standard. It is one of the most popular email *protocols and forms the basis of a large amount of Internet mail traffic. It has been written so that mail delivered using the protocol is able to interact with a wide variety of incompatible mail servers. The main function of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, or SMTP as it is often known, is to specify how email messages are entered and stored on a ... ...

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