SMTP receive as well as send

Phil Harris phil.harris at
Fri Oct 13 23:20:17 CEST 2000

I may be talking out of the hole where the sun don't shine here, so someone
correct me if I'm wrong, but:

SMTP is only for sending, isn't it?
POP3 is only for receiving, isn't it?

"benny" <benny at> wrote in message
news:39e8bfe4.2248931 at
> Hi,
> I'm in need of an SMTP setup that will allow me to receive as well as
> send messages. The Python SMTPlib looked like a good bet but it seems
> to be send-only (kind of like the POP3 lib stuff seems to be read
> only).
> Can a kind soul help out a Python newbie and give me a few hints about
> how/where/etc. I could get an SMTP setup that works both ways please?
> (The PC is a Linux box.)
> Many thanks.
> --
> Benny (who apologises if this has been discussed recently or if this
> is obviously posted somewhere but days of searching hasn't helped)

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