Internet Mail Access Protocol


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Internet Mail Access Protocol

[¦in·tər‚net ‚māl ′ak‚ses ‚prōd·ə‚kȯl]
(computer science)
An Internet standard for directly reading and manipulating e-mail messages stored on remote servers.
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Extensive Standards Support -- Support for Internet protocols such as Post Office Protocol 3 (POP), Internet Mail Access Protocol 4 (IMAP), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
The two companies hope to release a product next year which will combine Sendmail's support for simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) with MessagingDirect's implementations of post office protocol (POP3) and internet mail access protocol (IMAP4).

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