Email Abuse

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It is well known that spamming (sending junk email) generates a very negative response from most of its recipients. Since it is in everyone's best interest to avoid this, we enforce a strict Anti-Spamming Policy.

We appreciate your cooperation.

E-mail is generally considered the most important service provided by the Internet, which makes servers that move and store mail a crucial piece of software.

Today, most people think of mail servers in terms of the Internet. Mail servers, however, were originally developed for corporate networks (LANs and WANs).

For Internet mail servers, a very important factor is the support of standards.

The major protocols are:

  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for outgoing mail
  • POP3 (Post Office Protocol) for incoming mail.

A more recent protocol, which has yet to make the inroads expected of it, is:

  • IMAP4 (Internet Messaging Access Protocol). IMAP offers a number of important features, including user management of mail on the server.

Other Internet protocols include:

  • ESMTP (Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
  • APOP (Authenticated Post Office Protocol)
  • MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
  • Ph (Directory Access protocol)

Many mail servers are also adding:

  • S/MIME, SSL, or RSA support for message encryption
  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support to access operating system directory information about mail users.

In general, the more standards a server supports, the better.

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