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POP3/SMTP - Whats the difference?

In article <3rhejf$poi@jupiter.sdd.cegelecproj.co.uk>,
Steve_Kilbane <Steve_Kilbane@cegelecproj.co.uk> wrote:
>'Scuse me? Unless SMTP has changed dramatically since I last read the
>spec (and it might have, it's been a while), SMTP doesn't allow mail
>*retrieval* at all, it's for mail *delivery*. You can't connect to an
>SMTP server and say "gimme all the mail for user x".

No, but you can say "gimme all the mail for domain x.y.z", if the SMTP
server supports the `TURN' command (almost none do).

I understand that this is how Demon users retrieve their mail.

Tim.
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: Re: POP3/SMTP - Whats the difference?
Date: 12 Jun 1995 17:20:21 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3rhpg5$lug@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <1995Jun11.150023.339@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>
  <3rg5om$h4n@news.enterprise.net> <802952137snz@mcgwin.demon.co.uk>
  <3rhejf$poi@jupiter.sdd.cegelecproj.co.uk>

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