Post Office Protocol (POP): Definition & Overview


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POP stands for:

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1. One of the other protocols that works along with POP is SMTP, which stands for:

2. In a typical mail operation with POP, a message is pulled down from the remote server and:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The process of sending an email is complex and requires several different protocols. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of POP and other internet terminology used when sending emails.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The OSI Model's purpose
  • What POP means
  • The acronym SMTP
  • Where POP is located within the OSI Model

Skills Practiced

You will be provided with an opportunity to practice your study skills, including:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main acronyms, such as SMTP and POP
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding in what layer POP is located within the OSI Model
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer what happens to a message taken from a remote server when mail is sent using POP

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge by reviewing the related lesson, Post Office Protocol (POP): Definition & Overview. This lesson will focus on the following objectives:

  • Define POP and identify its purpose
  • Understand how the OSI Model describes how communications occur
  • Review how POP works with SMTP
  • Summarize the history of email usage
  • Illustrate an everyday example of how POP works