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    IMAP Port

    i recently did a port scan on myself and found out that i had port 143 open. some research on this told me it was called IMAP. however, for all that i search, i cant find what the devil it is supposed to do! any help would be greatly appreciated

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    I'd rather be fishing DjM's Avatar
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    Does this help?

    IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method of accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a (possibly shared) mail server. In other words, it permits a "client" email program to access remote message stores as if they were local. For example, email stored on an IMAP server can be manipulated from a desktop computer at home, a workstation at the office, and a notebook computer while traveling, without the need to transfer messages or files back and forth between these computers.


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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Along with DJM's response...

    You can think of it sort of like pop3. It is used to access mail on a remote server.
    The mail isn't downloaded to your PC like pop3 though.

    With pop3 the mail is downloaded to the PC but, you also have the option of leaving a copy of the mail on the server too.

    At least... thats the way I understand it. I might be wrong.
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