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Not So Simple Quiz About Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

Do you understand the basics of Internet? Let's see how much you know about the SMTP!
DIPTABRATA MUKHERJEE Nov 30, 2020
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Did You Know?
The original version of SMTP is based on ASCII text. This means that all sorts of binary data need to be converted as text in SMTP before it can be transferred further.
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Did You Know?
Developed in the 1970s, TCT a.k.a. TCP/IP was designed as a standard protocol for ARPANET in the year 1983. ARPANET was Internet's antecedent.
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Titbit
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Secure (SMTPS) uses transport layer security to secure the SMTP. It is neither an extension of SMTP nor a proprietary protocol.
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Know This ...
TCP Port 25 is a default TCP port used for email transmision across mail servers. The same is also used to send emails to a mail system by end users.
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Know This Bit
The function of ports 465 and 587 is to facilitate the communication between an email client and an email server, using SMTP and MSA protocols respectively.
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Good to Know
A Delivery Status Notification (DSN) a.k.a. Bounce is an automated mail that is sent to the user if there is an issue in the delivery of his email. It is either sent by the sender's or by the recipient's mail server, depending on the issue.
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Quick Info
The 8-bit-clean mail transfer protocol supports the 8BITMIME extension. This extension allows the automatic transmission of binary files as plain text. GMAIL supports this extension.
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RFC (Request for Comments) memorandum was invented with the purpose to help record unofficial notes on the ARPANET's development.
Fast Fact
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Primarily an email client, Microsoft Outlook is a software that functions as a personal data manager, which also helps in tasks like maintaining calendars, managing contacts, browsing the web, and taking notes.
Internal Info
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Basic Info
The main function of an SMTP client is to send email notifications. This is done using the SMTP server that requires client authentication using his/her credentials.
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