Internet Message Access Protocol


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Related to Internet Message Access Protocol: Imap, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Post Office Protocol, IMAP4

Internet Message Access Protocol

(protocol, messaging)
(IMAP) A protocol allowing a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server. It permits manipulation of remote message folders (mailboxes), in a way that is functionally equivalent to local mailboxes.

IMAP includes operations for creating, deleting, and renaming mailboxes; checking for new messages; permanently removing messages; searching; and selective fetching of message attributes, texts, and portions thereof. It does not specify a means of posting mail; this function is handled by a mail transfer protocol such as SMTP.

Latest version: 4.

See RFC 2060, RFC 2061, and others.

Compare: POP.
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