Re: server

by Kees_B Moderator - 2/9/12 1:18 AM

In Reply to: Email Forwarding. by KenHusveg

Ken, how do you mean?

An e-mail server is just a program that runs at some provider and (apart from sending) does not much more than waiting for an incoming mail and - when that arrives - put it in an something called an 'inbox'.

Then you can have a look in that inbox in three possible ways:
1. Via a webbrowser (like Internet Explorer)
2. Via an imap email client
3. Via a pop3 email client
The last one, moreover, copies mail from the inbox maintained at providers server to your local hard disk. It's somewhat confusing that there's an inbox there also.

Kees