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E-mail

Does anyone have or know of libraries of source code for sending e-mail programmatically? I'm using a command line shell to do this from C right now. I'm using Netscape's postmail. But I want to do this directly in the code instead.
fdsnetAsked:
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carterlCommented:
Depends how low-level you want to get.  If you're programming with a GUI builder such as Visual C++ or Builder then there are plenty of ready made components out there.

If you want to do the actual low-level coms handling at SMTP level then it's a simple case of creating a TCP/IP connection to which ever server is going to be your mail forwarder on port 25 and talking SMTP to the server.

The RFC's for SMTP are littered all over the place, I usually go to www.internic.net and somewhere around there is a list of all the major RFCs.  Hope this helps.
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fdsnetAuthor Commented:
I'm really looking for a code sample. I can write to the RFC821 text. But sometimes that doesn't encompass all of the pitfalls.
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arbitraryCommented:
well it's actually pretty simple .
go to:
http://www.best.com/~regulus/bin/coolmail.zip
and download the code it's for VC++ right now  but with some
adjustment it will work briliantly on C++ Builder or whaterver ,

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arbitraryCommented:
Well there's the MAPI api for messages and it includes emails.
but if you wanna talk in protocol level and fully control it ,
I recommend : http://www.best.com/~regulus/bin/coolmail.zip 


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fdsnetAuthor Commented:
i didn't use it, but it was a good suggestion.
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