re: POP for Dumb Workstations


POSTEL@B.ISI.EDU
11 Jul 1986 19:12:35 PDT


The reason that POP was designed only to get mail from a big service
host to a workstation (and not to deposit messages too), was that the
procedure for sending a message from the workstation to a service host
would be pretty close to that part od SMTP needed to do the same
thing. That is, the SMTP client that is needed in the workstation to
deposit messages in a single "big brother" service host is about as
simple as a POP client.

--jon.
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