Thursday, March 15, 2007

POP e-mail

In computers POP stands for Post Office Protocol.

POP is an application layer protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.

By using POP service you can retrieve e-mails from remote server using Microsoft's OUTLOOK,Opera Mail, Netscape Mail,Eudora,etc.

These services use POP for incoming mail and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for out going mails

The version which is being used now in POP3.
POP4 is now in R & D. Not yet officially standardized...

Gmail is the only mail service which offers POP e-mail for free.

You can configure your POP mail service settings(GMail) by visiting

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