Access Linux mail server from windows XP

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Q. How do I access Linux mail server from Windows XP?

A. In general, Linux mail server offers following services:
SMTP (outgoing) : Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the de facto standard for e-mail transmissions across the Internet. SMTP uses TCP port 25. Mostly you run Sendmail, Postfix, Exim or Qmail.

IMAP / IMAPS – The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an application layer Internet protocol that allows a local client to access e-mail on a remote server. To access IMAP server you can use Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird mail client.

POP3 / POP3s
Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3), an application-layer Internet standard protocol, to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection. To access POP3 server you can use Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird mail client.

To Access Linux mail server from windows XP use any one of the following MAIL client:
=> Microsoft Outlook or Outlook express
=> Mozilla Thunderbird

Linux server also support web based email client such as:
=> Horde IMP
=> SquirrelMail

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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