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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.


    Gary Mok

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    Linux User
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    Oct 2004
    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)
    Search for the RFCs of the same.
    The Unforgiven
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    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?
    Linux user #126863 - see

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