Just an information question here which, due to Microsoft’s labrynthine website I can’t find an easy answer to.
I own at home, a version of Windows 2000 Professional which has a service in it called “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Virtual Server”. It’s currently disabled.
I also have 2 IBM Netfinity’s permanently hosted at an ISP which run Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Neither of those are running either SMTP or POP3 services.
In my email accounts, I notice my incoming mail function needs to connect to a POP3 server, but my outgoing mail merely needs to connect to a SMTP server.
Just what are the differences? And how expensive is it to configure a Windows 2000 machine to permanently act as an “inbound POP3” email server?
Thanking you all in advance!
P.S. I like to be as helpful as I can possibly be with these sort of questions when I can - I’m sure you, my fellow Dopers, will be fantastic in your replies.