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What's a server?
A server is a computer (or software package) in a network that is used to provide particular services to other computers. Here are some examples:
  • A mail server routes email. IMAP and POP3 servers handle incoming mail, and SMTP servers handle outgoing mail.
  • A file server, also called a web server, holds your web pages, and makes them available to your viewers.

Last updated: Sep 20, 2001.