GATE | GATE CS 2019 | Question 25
Which of the following protocol pairs can be used to send and retrieve e-mails (in that order)?
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a push protocol and is used to send the mail whereas post office protocol (POP) or IMAP (internet message access protocol) are used to retrieve those emails at the receiver’s side. Whereas Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) is a kind of add-on or a supplementary protocol which allows non-ASCII data to be sent through SMTP and received through POP. MIME allows the users to exchange different kinds of data files on the Internet: audio, video, images, and application programs as well. So, option (B) is correct.
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