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Email Server
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Definition: A program running at Internet Service Providers and large sites constantly connected to the Internet used to transport mail. Users normally do not interact with email servers: email is submited with an email client to an email server, which delivers it to the recipient's email client.

The most widely used email server is sendmail.

Also Known As: Mail Transport Agent, MTA, Mail Transfer Agent

Alternate Spellings: E-mail Server

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Email servers for all platforms.

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