How an e-mail address gets connected with server?

  1. H P Roychoudhury profile image47
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 8 years ago

    How an e-mail address gets connected with server?

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    There is something called an MX record that is part of a domain's DNS.  The MX record is used to map emails to a server to receive the incoming mail through the SMTP protocol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MX_record is a good, but fairly technical overview of how MX records work.

 
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