|E-mail clients in personal computers mostly use the POP or the IMAP protocols to
download incoming mail. Why do they not use SMTP?
- SMTP requires that the receiving program is on-line all the time, and personal
computers are sometimes shut down or not running any mail program.
- POP and IMAP store incoming e-mail in the server, until the user downloads them.
- POP and IMAP identify the user before giving access to the e-mail for this user,
which can give better security.
|The secret code is Mellom.