From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Sun Jul 02 2000 - 23:02:27 CDT

On Sun, 2 Jul 2000, Karen M. Lee wrote:

> Ignorance abounds!!!
> What is the difference between POP and POP3?

Usually, when there's a discussion about e-mail systems and someone mentions
POP, they almost always mean POP3. POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol
version 3 and is a standard protocol for retrieving mail. There was a POP2,
but no one uses it anymore.

POP is also ISP lingo for Point of Presence, ie. a place where an ISP has a

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