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message user agent (MUA)

The term MessageUser Agent (MUA) and Mail User Agent (MUA) are used interchangeably. It is an e-mail client in which the user enters messages, creates, sends, receives and reads e-mails

. Messages are transferred to the mail server using Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and retrieved using Post Office Protocol (POP) or Internet Message Access

Protocol (IMAP).

Connection between Mail Client (MUA) and Mail Server (MTA)

Connection between Mail Client (MUA) and Mail Server (MTA)

The Message User Agent is a service provider that makes Message Transfer Service (MTS) services available to the user. It communicates with the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) as the user of the message services. Mail User Agents can read messages from mailboxes and also reply to them.

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Englisch: message user agent - MUA
Updated at: 18.02.2014
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