Writing a POP or IMAP server


Can anybody plz give me some basic tips on how to go about writing a POP (Post Office Protocol ) or IMAP server ?

Thanks!
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bhagyeshtCommented:
you can download some source code from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/liberopops/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/yahoopops/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hmailserver/
they give you a working example of a pop server
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g0rathCommented:
http://www.washington.edu/imap/

Here is the original people who made IMAP, and source code is there as well
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