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Definition Edit

The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is

[a] mailbox access protocol defined by IETF RFC 3501. IMAP is one of the most commonly used mailbox access protocols. IMAP offers a much wider command set than POP.[1]

Overview Edit

IMAP allows Internet users to download their e-mail from a server.

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-45, Glossary, at A-1.

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