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Understanding How E-Mail Works Part (2)

outlook express4 214x300 Understanding How E Mail Works Part (2)· When the message arrives at the recipient’s SMTP server, it is transferred to a Post Office Protocol (POP), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) mail server (such as Hotmail), which holds the message until the recipient requests it.\

· When your recipient logs on to the Internet, opens his or her e-mail program, and checks for new mail, the message is downloaded to the recipient’s computer. Although this process sounds very involved, and technically it is, it can happen very quickly. We live in the United States and exchange messages with a colleague in Greece in a matter of minutes. Continue reading →

Understanding How E-Mail Works

outlook 300x293 Understanding How E Mail WorksYou don’t need to understand how a Web browser works to use it, and you don’t need to understand how e-mail works to use an e-mail program to send and receive messages. But if you know in general the steps involved in getting a message from your computer to another computer on the Internet.

You’ll become a more informed business user, and you’ll have an idea of what’s going on when you see, for example, a message that says “POP server unavailable.” After you create an e-mail message and click the Send button, your message travels the following route to get to its intended recipient: Continue reading →