Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

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What is Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)?

The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a standard Internet protocol that is used by e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail messages from a mail server over TCP/IP. IMAP is defined by RFC 3501. An IMAP server typically listens on port number 143. IMAP over SSL (IMAPS) is assigned the port number 993.


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