What is an SMTP Server?
An SMTP Server, also called as Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server is essentially an application that sends, receives and relays emails. The major task of an SMTP Server is to act as a relay for outgoing mails between an email sender and an email receiver. It's an important thing to note that SMTP Server enables the sending and receiving of emails.
Every SMTP server has its own address which is usually in smtp.serveraddress.com format. A common doubt usually arises between SMTP and IMAP/POP. But there is a very subtle difference between the two.
SMTP is a push protocol and is used to send emails, whereas POP (post office protocol) or IMAP (internet message access protocol) is used to retrieve those emails at the receiver’s side.
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