The principal features for the mail server
set and apply the adequate level to guarantee email servers install afirewall to avoid access non authorized in the net use security protocolip version 6 to avoid the mail traffic don't connect the mail server toInternet if there is no a firewall configured
set and apply the authentication method pop3 standardauthentication service of users send authentication information to mailserver in plain text, so the password to connect the mail server and clientis encrypted, this avoids access denied.
The users can access to a web application thanks to a web server onInternet. A web server is a software that reply web pages when an user isusing a browser. A user generate a request when the user clicks in a link or write a URL in a browser.Previously, users can not interact with information found by browsersbecause the pages were static or just simple documents in html. A staticweb page doesn't change when you request it , the web server sendsthe page to a web browser without editing allowed.the building of html documents had change from the first wrote page inhtml stored in a folder in the web server to dynamic pages. the dynamicpages ere edited before submit the page to the client browser
How does a web application really work?
when a web browser receives a request to show a static web page, theserver only sends the page to the client browser . when a web browser sends a request looking for a dynamic web page to a server, the server find the page and send it to the application server which passes thepage to the browser changing it according to the user actions.