|Quoting Willo (Reply 6):
In addition to filling in an obvious omission in Mr Kirk's knowledge, please enlighten those of us who live in the real world as to what an MTA is? I guess it's not Mass Transit Authority, as my answer would be Hong Kong followed by Boston.
I of course know what an MTA is, but here's a definition for those who don't:
Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2001
Short for message transfer agent, the program responsible for receiving incoming e-mails and delivering the messages to individual users. The MTA transfers messages between computers. Hidden from the average user, it is responsible for routing messages to their proper destinations. MTAs receive messages from both MUAs and other MTAs, although single-user machines more often retrieve mail messages using POP
. The MTA is commonly referred to as the mail server program. UNIX
sendmail and Microsoft Exchange Sever are two examples of MTAs.
Better put the link
[Edited 2006-03-09 10:40:56]