How E-mail Works ?

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asked Jul 31 in Web development by anonymous

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answered Jul 31 by Elizabeth (240 points)
Just like airmail is sent through the air, 'e'-mail is sent through the 'e' – the 'e' in this case being the web of electronic connections within and between the networks that make up the Internet. When you send an e-mail from your computer, the data is sent from your computer to an SMTP server. The SMTP server then searches for the correct POP3 server and sends your e-mail to that server, where it waits until your intended recipient retrieves it.
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