Email Terms and Technologies
- a place for storing email
- it is associated with an email address
- a computer for sending email from one mailbox to another
- an interface for interacting with both a mailbox (to view email)
- and an SMTP server (to send email)
- simple mail transfer protocol
- protocol for sending email from one mailbox to another mailbox
- post office protocol
- protocol for downloading email from a mailbox to a computer
- we can often choose between
- download and delete from the server
- download and leave on the server
- internet message access protocol
- protocol for synchronizing email between a mailbox and a computer
- when one mailbox receives an email,
- it automatically sends it (via SMTP) on to another mailbox,
- warning: this can lead to spam detecting if the upstream mailbox has a stringent DMARC policy, e.g. Yahoo’s DMARC policy requires all Yahoo email to come only from Yahoo SMTP servers.”"
- An option when we use one email account to “Send As” another email account.
- E.g. "Send As" lets us use Gmail to send from another account.
- without aliasing it sends through the other account’s SMTP server.
- with aliasing it sends through the Gmail SMTP server
- The email still appears to come from the “Send As” email address.
- Gmail can only do this because of its god-like certificate.
- Add the pros and cons of POP
- Add the pros and cons of IMAP
- Add the pros and cons of Redirecting
- Add the pros and cons of Aliasing
- E.g. spam filtering, synchronization problems, general confusion…