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A Quick Guide to IMAP, POP3, and SMTP Ports

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a message transfer protocol that sends or ” pushes” emails from one server to another. IMAP is a receiving protocol like POP3, with the main difference being the ability to fetch emails across multiple devices. POP3 is relatively easy to set up and prone to fewer errors. Emails are downloaded to a local computer to be viewed offline.

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What’s SMTP? What is the purpose of IMAP? What’s the difference between IMAP and POP3? Many technical terms in the world of email may be circling your head. As an email marketer it’s essential to familiarize yourself with these terms, understand what they are, and know their functionalities. In this quick guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the following email protocols: SMTP, IMAP, and POP3. We’ll also look at their advantages, disadvantages, and key differences between them.

A Quick Guide to IMAP, POP3, and SMTP Ports was originally published on Kickbox Blog

Richelo Killian
Richelo Killianhttps://www.inboxjam.com/
Richelo "Rich" Killian has over 30 years of experience in the information technology field, and more than 15 years of experience in email deliverability and marketing.


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