Everybody knows what email is, right? In the modern world of business, email has become one of our most important types of communication, and indeed often a hosting client considers the procedure of his SBC Login email more important compared to website itself. Unfortunately however, most people have just a very superficial idea of how email really works, so when trouble does arise, they have no idea how you can troubleshoot the problem and it takes longer to fix. Just by knowing the fundamentals of how email works, you can give a far more accurate problem description to be able to tech support personnel and even solve some problems oneself! You might even find some new and useful top features of your email that you didn’t find out about before. Let’s get started.
What exactly is a message address?
The short answer is that the email address is a user account of a particular domain name that is hosted somewhere. That domain name will be your own or one that someone else enables you to have an account about, such as yahoo.com or gmail.com. Either way, the domain must be hosted, not simply registered. The web hosting server is what provides the software to send and receive mail and the disk space to store received messages in a mailbox file.
All web hosting accounts come have real profit create user email balances. To create the current email address email@example.com, you would log into your hosting control panel for mydomain.com and create a new user called “myname” in the user account management area and create a password for that user. Once this is done, an internet-accessible mailbox is created on the server which you can begin using to send and receive email by whatever connection methods your host allows.
What happens when We check my email?
Before we start this particular answer, there are two types of email accounts that you can use, POP and IMAP. POP (Post Office Protocol) is probably the most common and is that which you will discuss first. IMAP will be described separately below.
As we said above, every email address includes a username and a security password. Wherever you log directly into check your email, whether it is a web-based interface like hotmail.com or an email client like Outlook Express, you have to provide your username and password to receive mail. The username tells the server which mailbox file to retrieve or display the mail from, and the password confirms your identity to prove to the server that you are authorized to receive the mail. The server has your password stored in a file from the time your account was created, and whenever you log in, it compares the password you provide with the password it has on file. If they match, then the server allows you to access the mail in your mailbox.
All passwords are case-sensitive, so if your unique password is “PassWord” and you try to log in with “password”, it won’t work. Usernames are not case-sensitive, however, so the server will recognize you whether you join as “MyName” or “myname”.