Post Office Protocol

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Post Office Protocol

[¦pōst ‚ȯf·əs ′prōd·ə‚ku̇l]
(computer science)
An Internet standard for delivering e-mail from a server to an e-mail client on a personal computer. Abbreviated POP.

Post Office Protocol

(messaging, protocol)
(POP) A protocol designed to allow single-user computers to retrieve electronic mail from a POP server via TCP/IP. The default port is 110.

The POP server might be a computer with a permanent Internet connection whereas its clients might only connect to it occasionally, e.g. by modem.

There are (in 1994) three versions: POP, POP2, and POP3. Later versions are NOT compatible with earlier ones.

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Beginning with new releases of Vivee's software, Vivee will also be enabled to "listen" to the user's spoken response to incoming messages and generate text responses in either POP email or SMS text formats.
There's improved email connectivity too - along with access to corporate and POP email, 5.
System requirements: you must have _ a POP email account of the type provided by an internet service provider.
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Another customer, Thomas Vranas, was in search of a replacement for his company's legacy POP email system, when he found Rackspace.
This update of Convergence enables fast searches of email attachments using the new Indexing and Search Service, provides access to external POP email, supports all leading browsers and adds Internet Explorer 8.
ezSupport features auto-answer email, searchable FAQs, returns management, ticket tracking, live chat, and POP email importing, as well as free training and set-up assistance.
Short for Voice Interactive Voice Enhanced Email, Vivee's pivotal technology unifies POP email and SMS text messages within the wireless device and then "speaks" the messages in an animated, clear, distinct, female voice to the user.
ezSupport and ezSupport Pro feature auto-answer email, FAQs, ticket tracking, live chat, advanced reporting and POP email importing, as well as free training and set-up assistance.
In addition, eNom hosts the largest domain aftermarket drop-catching tool, called Club Drop, and provides value-added services, such as web site hosting, ID protection services, POP email and a web-site-creator tool.
Sort Once allows users to consolidate all of their current POP email addresses into a single Sort Once account, thereby eliminating the need to change their email address.