BCB5 - mail from HTTP server

Posted on 2002-05-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
I'm using Borland C++ Builder 5 and have a good working e-mail retrieval system, but it will only download POP3 mail.

I need to be able to download mail from HTTP servers, such as and I have no knowledge on how to go about doing this. I would be willing to increase the points, (as much as double) to anyone who could tell me how.
Question by:cyprus106

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Ilango earned 100 total points
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Retreiving mail from Yahoo is simple as long as you enable the POP3 access option for that mail box. Then the process is as standard line other POP3 servers. Just you need to know the POP server name and which I guess

Hotmail is entirely diffent and it uses special service oriented mechanism to deliver the mail over the web. As it doesn't fall under any standard protocol mechanism and you cannt access the mail accounts. But Outlook express uses some special Service setting for accessing Hotmail mailboxes. But again its from Microsoft and the internal architecture is still hidden.

Am not sure of the need to access these through programs. But one round about way to solve Hotmail problem is, you can forward mails received by Hotmail account to some other POP account. (Pls check whether this option is available from Hotmail)
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ok, since it's "not possible", there's no use in keeping the question alive. thanks for the help.
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Dear cyprus106

I think you forgot this question. I will ask Community Support to close it unless you finalize it within 7 days. You can always request to keep this question open. But remember, experts can only help you if you provide feedback to their questions.
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how do i delete this question? you guys revised the site and now i cant find the button!
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You were told how yahoo handles POP3, I haven't read that that shoul dbe impossible. With the changed policies of Yahoo it might not be that easy anymore.
The thread about hotmail said POP3 is not possible, but that is an answer to your question! This answer shoul dbe accepted.

For these reasons I posted my recommendations. A delete is certainly NOT ok.


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but it didn't HELP me in the least it merely told me what i already knew. nothing's impossible. but they gave me no help at all.

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