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Dear all, Could anyone give me some help for writing a C program on Linux for sending and receiving email? Thank you very much. Regards, Gary Mok...
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    Help: C program for sending/receiving email


    Dear all,

    Could anyone give me some help for writing a C program on Linux for sending and receiving email? Thank you very much.

    Regards,

    Gary Mok

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    You need to know socket programming for network connectivity.
    Moreover, for email handling, you'd require to know either IMAP(Internet Mail Access Protocol)/POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) (for receiving) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) (for sending)
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    Surely this has already been done? Cant you use an already established mail client such as Evolution or Thunderbird? This isn't a homework question is it?
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