MTA and MDA where does SMTP come in?

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As far as I know MDA is responsible for storing emails, and MTA is responsible for transfering emails.

How does SMTP come into play?
asked Apr 14, 2015 in Email Hosting by Roro (1,330 points)

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Email is based around the use of electronic mailboxes. When an email is sent, the message is routed from server to server, all the way to the recipient's email server. More precisely, the message is sent to the mail server tasked with transporting emails (called the MTA) to the recipient's MTA. On the Internet, MTAs communicate with one another using the protocol SMTP, and so are logically called SMTP servers or sometimes referred to Outgoing Mail Server.
answered Apr 14, 2015 by AfriDude (43,930 points)
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