Web based email

Hello,

I've been looking at web based email programs on yahoo, hotmail, etc....
I am trying to implement something like this for our employees.  Are the web based email client application all developed in house and how.  Are there any commercial or free applications.  Basically I want to know how yahoo (and others do it) so I can do it myself.

Thanks,

Joe
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jhanceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I build one for a client a while ago using two COM components and ASP on Microsoft IIS V4.  The page formatting and so on is just straight HTML and is easily done using ASP.  The hardest part is the network communications to the mail servers using POP3 and SMTP.  For these functions, I used COM components from ServerObjects, Inc.

For POP3 I used their ASPPop3 and for SMTP I used ASPMail.

Both have good examples.
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Rog DManager Inforamtion SystemsCommented:
Microsoft Exchange will allow you to access your E-Mail via Inter/Intra net.  Plus you will have suppoort when things go wrong.

Rog
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jvieiraAuthor Commented:
Actually, I already looked at microsoft exchange and OWA.  In order to get it to look and do what we want it would take just as long to start from scratch and create our own web based system.  I just want to know how it is done, what the architecture would be and so on?  Why try to fix someone else bugs when you have developers who will fix their own.

Thanks,

Joe
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jvieiraAuthor Commented:
jhance,

ASPPOP3 looks promising, are there any bugs or quirks I should now about?

Thanks,

Joe
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jhanceCommented:
None that I'm aware of...

There is nothing magical about ASPPOP3, however.  You could develop your own but for the cost of the thing I think you're better off buying vs. building.
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