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Receiving email with Node.js

How to receive email in Node.js?

Servers use the SMTP protocol for sending and receiving email. SMTP is an application layer protocol, like HTTP, FTP, and SSH.

To start receiving email, one needs to have an SMTP server listening on port 25. An SMTP server is a computer/machine/process/application that accepts TCP connections and uses the SMTP protocol. Similarly, the HTTP client normally connects to the host's TCP port 80.

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