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    hello everybody i was wondering what are the alternative protocols for SMTP and POP.

    i googled it and couldnt find anything for SMTP, maybe im searching it wrong way i dont know

    thnks in advance

  • #2
    Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

    Outlook Anywhere is the preferred method of access for Outlook. For non-MAPI, its still POP or IMAP. SMTP is the only protocol for sending mail when using POP or IMAP, there are no alternatives. Outlook Anywhere will use RPC calls instead of MAPI.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb123741.aspx

    Shaun

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    • #3
      Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

      Of course, there is always OWA (Outlook Web Access) as an alternative.

      Shaun

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      • #4
        Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

        Originally posted by london77 View Post
        hello everybody i was wondering what are the alternative protocols for SMTP and POP.

        i googled it and couldnt find anything for SMTP, maybe im searching it wrong way i dont know

        thnks in advance

        What do you mean alternative protocols? Do you mean alternative methods of sending and receiving email from a client?

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        • #5
          Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

          first of all thanks for everyone..

          by protocol, i mean SMTP is an Simple Mail Transfer Protocol and is there another Mail transfer protocol, i actually found one yesterday that is an alternative to SMTP, which is x.400. yep now, is there another outside of those two.

          thnks again..

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          • #6
            Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

            IIRC there are secure versions of POP3 and IMAP, and also SMTP:
            http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/t...l-servers.html

            Is this what you mean?
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            • #7
              Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

              X.400 is considered legacy now. SMTP is the only supported way to reliably send mail using TCP/IP.

              You can connect to an SMTP server on a different port and as Ossian suggests, it can be a secure channel, but the underlying transport protocol is SMTP.

              Shaun

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              • #8
                Re: alternative protocols for SMTP and POP

                I wouldn't call X.400 an alternative to SMTP.
                That is like saying a car is an alternative to a bicycle. I wouldn't like to do the weekly shop with bicycle.

                You are looking for alternatives where one doesn't exist.

                What are you trying to achieve? X.400 isn't designed to go over the Internet. Exchange communicates between the servers with SMTP and only SMTP. Outlook Anywhere is the preferred remote access protocol, as already stated.

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