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#1 jeeno

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:46 AM

Can anyone tel me what is smtp relay.

pls explain me in simple terms as im not an expert in networking..


[Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

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#2 Monty007

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:58 AM

Hi There, this link explains what is si all about.
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SMTP.html
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

Basically a relay mail server will accept and forward email from anyone. The mail server acts as a mail 'router' and proxy server. They're not popular today because spammers would use them to hide their original address.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMTP_relay
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