mail user agent


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mail user agent

(messaging)
(MUA) The program that allows the user to compose and read electronic mail messages. The MUA provides the interface between the user and the Message Transfer Agent. Outgoing mail is eventually handed over to an MTA for delivery while the incoming messages are picked up from where the MTA left it (although MUA's running on single-user machines may pick up mail using POP).

Popular MUAs for Unix include elm, mush, pine, and RMAIL.

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En primera instancia, el correo electronico es enviado desde el MUA (Mail User Agent, por sus siglas en ingles), como lo puede ser MS Outlook o Eudora hacia el Servidor de Correo Electronico.
An external mail user agent (MUA) retrieves messages for a user whose mail is stored on a Porcupine cluster using either the POP or IMAP transfer protocols.
To achieve this objective, the contractor advancements and adjustments to the Mail User Agents Thunderbird and KMail, as well as the underlying encryption software make GnuPG.