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This blog post provides insight into the differences between MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) and MUA (Mail User Agent) in email delivery. MTA refers to the system responsible for transmitting emails from one server to another, while MUA refers to the software or application that allows a user to read and compose emails. The post explains that both MTA and MUA play a crucial role in ensuring the successful delivery of emails and that it is important to understand their differences to manage and troubleshoot any issues that may arise effectively. The post provides valuable information and tips for email marketers and professionals to optimize their email delivery and improve their email marketing campaigns.

Excerpt from the main article:

DELIVTERMS: The (more or less) regular series here on Spam Resource that defines deliverability terminology. Unlike some other series out there in the world, this one has neither hot questions nor even hotter wings. But I do hope to help shore up gaps in your email and deliverability-related knowledge. Today, I’m going to talk about MTAs and MUAs, mail transfer agents, and mail user agents.MTA means “Mail Transfer Agent.” The acronym MTA is basically interchangeable with the term “mail server.” An MTA or mail server is an software application running as server software to handle processing and transmission/receipt of email

DELIVTERMS: MTA and MUA was originally published on Spam Resource: All Things Deliverability

Richelo Killian
Richelo Killian
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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