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08 - Email Protocols

 1. E-mail Protocols are a set of rules that help the client to properly transmit information …..

  …from the internet to the home PC

  None of the above

  ... to or from the mail server.

  ….from the ISP to the Modem

 2. When an email is transferred, a mail server and two computers are involved. One computer sends the mail and the other one receives it.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 3. A mail server is the computerized equivalent of your friendly neighborhood mailman.
Every email that is sent passes through a series of mail servers along its way to its _________________

  independent email server

  TCP protocol

  intended recipient.

  None of the above

 4. Mail servers can be broken down into two main categories: __________ mail servers and _____________ mail servers

  internet / manual

  outgoing / incoming

  slow / fast

  email / snail mail

 5. Outgoing mail servers are known as ……..

   SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, servers

  IMAP

  POP3, or Post Office Protocol

  None of the above

 6. Read the following excerpt on incoming mail servers and fill in the blanks
Incoming mail servers come in two main varieties. ____________________
version 3, servers are best known for 
storing sent and received messages on PCs' local hard drives. 
IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, 
servers always store copies of messages on servers. Most POP3 
servers can store messages on servers, too, which is a lot 
more convenient.

   SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, servers

  POP3, or Post Office Protocol

  IMAP

  None of the above

 7. The first step in sending an email is as follows. See if you can fill in the blanks
Step #1: After composing a message and hitting send, your email 
client - whether it's Outlook Express or Gmail - 
connects to your ............................... 
This server can be named 
many things; a standard example would be smtp.example.com.

  None of the above

  DNS provider's ISP

  ISP's modem

  domain's SMTP server

 8. The last step in sending email is as follows. Fill in the blanks.
The recipient's SMTP server scans the incoming message. 
If it recognizes the domain and the user name, it forwards 
the message along to the domain's ......................... 
From there, it is placed in a sendmail queue 
until the recipient's email client allows it to be 
downloaded. At that point, the message can be read 
by the recipient.

  domain's SMTP server

  IMAP

  POP3

  DNS provider's ISP

 9. SMTP stands for______________________ It was first proposed in 1982.
Note: It is a standard protocol used for sending e-mail efficiently and reliably over the internet.

  Straight Mink Tink Protocol

  Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

  Salient Mail Transport Protocol

  Standard Mailing Transformation Protocol

 10. IMAP stands for Internet Mail Access Protocol. It was first proposed in 1986.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 11. This email protocol allows emails to be downloaded and / or deleted from a mail server and viewed offline by an email client

  IMAP

  domain's SMTP server

  POP3 Protocol

  DNS provider's ISP

 12. The POP protocol can handle only one mailbox and does not support complex searches of email on the server

  FALSE

  TRUE

 13. IMAP is different to POP in that….

  It offers more complex commands to manage emails on the server itself

  All of the above

  You can access emails on multiple devices e.g. PC, smart phone, tablet etc. It can handle more than one mailbox

  the emails remain on the server even after being downloaded to the device

 14. An advantage of the _______ is once your messages are downloaded you can cut the internet connection and read email without incurring further communication costs

  domain's SMTP server

  DNS provider's ISP

  POP3

  IMAP

 15. Like POP3, this protocol also supports both online and offline modes of email access.

  IP

  HTTP

  TCP

  IMAP