Using SMTP in C++ to send email

Posted on 2003-03-25
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I'm trying to create my own email client in C++ with SMTP and found various libraries to use like SEE4C.  But I'm looking for some standard libs that are free and working.  Any Idea where I can get more info about sending mail over the internet with a C++ client and using MIME attachments?
Question by:vanrooyenm
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See rfc documents (eg. at www.faqs.org)
You can use winsock to do it in windows on the socket level.

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RattleSnake earned 200 total points
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The best way I can imagine is source code and as long as you are working in a Windows environment, I would recommend you to have a look at these interesting ATL classes for implementing SMTP client functionality:


As this is open source, it is free and with some patience, you can also learn a lot by looking through the source code. Besides these classes, a bunch of other implementations can be found on www.codeguru.com as well btw. As far as RFC's are concerned:

ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc821.txt - SMTP
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc822.txt - Email standarts
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2045.txt - MIME
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2821.txt - SMTP (Update)


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