Mail Transport Agent ==>

Message Transfer Agent

<messaging> (MTA, Mail Transfer Agent) Any program responsible for delivering e-mail messages. Upon receiving a message from a Mail User Agent or another MTA, often by SMTP over the Internet, it stores it temporarily locally and analyses the recipients and delivers it to any local addressees and/or forwards it to other remote MTAs (routing) for delivery to remote recipients. In either case it may edit and/or add to the message headers.

The most widely used MTA for Unix is sendmail, which communicates using SMTP.

[Other OSes?]

RFC 2821 (SMTP) expands MTA as "Mail Transfer Agent" though this is less common. Alternatives with "Transport" are also seen but less correct.

Last updated: 2007-06-01

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Nearby terms: message passing « Message Passing Interface « message switching « Message Transfer Agent » Message Transport Agent » Messaging Application Programming Interface » Messaging Applications Programming Interface


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