POP, the Post Office Protocol, is a simple protocol that is used to download e-mail from a mail server, and is typically used through an e-mail client like Thunderbird or Outlook. You can read the first few sections of Chapter 13 if you want the big picture of where e-mail clients, and protocols like POP, fit into the history of Internet mail.
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