A product of Microsoft, “Exchange Server” is used to exchange emails. It is also known as Mail Server. This Server receives emails from one user and delivers them to another user.
Email Server holds email messages, calendar appointments, contacts and other users-related Information. The Exchange Server also provides server-based email storage.
Windows Exchange Server supports the following types of email Servers:
- POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3): POP 3 is a protocol used in downloading emails from a Mail Server. It works on Port Number 110.
- IMAP4 (Internet Message access protocol 4): IMAP4 is a future version of the POP3 protocol and is also used to download or store emails from a Mail Server. It works on port number 993. The main difference between POP3 and IMAP4 is that POP3 downloadse-mails locally, but IMAP4 stores emails on the main Server.
- SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol): Simple mail transfer protocol is used to transfer mails from Email Client User to Mail Server. It works on Port Number 25.
History of Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft released Exchange server 4.0 in April, 1996
- The next release Exchange server 5.0 came in May 23, 1997
- Microsoft released Exchange Server 5.5 in November, 1997
- Exchange Server 2000 (or 6.0) was released in November, 2000
- The new version Exchange Server 2003 (or 6.5) came in September 28, 2003
- Microsoft released Exchange Server 2007 in November 30, 2006
- Exchange Server 2010 was released in November 9, 2009
- Exchange Server 2013 came in May 27, 2014
Other email Servers
- Lotus Domino Server
- MDaemon Pro (Alt-N Technologies)
- MailSite Fusion (Mail Site)
- CommuniGate Pro (CommuniGateSystem)
- Kerio Mail Server (Kerio Technologies)
- Scalix Enterprise Edition (Scalix , a Xandoes Company)
- Zimbra Collaboration Suite, Profetinal Edition (Zimbra, a yahoo Company)
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