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POP is an email-related protocol. What is the full form of POP?
1. Partial Order Program
2. Post Office Protocol
3. Post Office Progress
4. Partial Order Protocol

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Post Office Protocol

The correct answer is Post Office Protocol.

  • The Post Office Protocol (POP) is an Internet protocol used by e-mail clients.
  • It is mainly used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server.
  • Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) is the most common version of POP.
  • Post Office Protocol provides easy and fast access to the emails as they are already stored on our PC.
  • It is easy to configure and use.
  • It is the primary protocol behind email communication.

  • The first version of the post office protocol was first introduced in 1984.
  • POP is an application layer protocol in the OSI model 
  • SMTP is another type of internet protocol that helps to send emails.
  • SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
  • SMTP is used as a message transfer agent.

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