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Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickPro Guide by Schoun Regan

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Chapter 8. Enabling Mail Services

Although email has changed greatly over the years, the methods used to get email from one location to another have remained rather constant, and it is still a key component for any organization’s Internet infrastructure.

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is used to pass a single message from server to server until it reaches its intended recipient. Once the message arrives at its destination mail server, the recipient has a choice of two primary protocols to retrieve the content of that message. The Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP) is common among users who may access email from multiple computers and want their inboxes to remain on their mail servers. Post Office Protocol (POP) downloads a copy of each ...

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