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Hi all,
I've wrote a pretty basic web server before (with the help of you java developers), and I'm interested in moving on to an email server (ie, SMTP and POP3).
I haven't had any luck finding online information. And my TCP/IP book doesn't have enough about SMTP and POP3 to build an email server.

Could someone help?  I've built a basic SMTP client previously. However, an SMTP and POP3 SERVER is different. What methods are used to transfer the emails? What commands are sent to a POP3 server to request emails? What are the login sequences??

If any one can help. ie; any tutorials, good SMTP/POP3 references, then it would be MUCH appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
[r.D]

PS: I would have asked this question in the networking section, however, I feel that atleast some of you Java developers could help, and also help relate the protocol to Java.
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I think you better off looking at JAMES: http://james.apache.org/ since it is a 100% pure java mail server. You can get ideas by looking at the code.
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You might also want to take a look here: http://www.easternct.edu/personal/faculty/meunierj/Source/Java/
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Why write your own when there are tons available for free? ;-)
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Argh, you see... this is why you guys are the best. :P
That looks like everything I need :o)  I shall look at it all, and get back to you.

Thanks all!
[r.D]
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Woops, sorry all!  [Thanks Venabili..]

I haven't been working on this email server for a while (I've been too busy :o( ).
However, you lot seem to have given me enough info. :o) Thanks.

I shall look over the Q, and assign points.

Thanks again!
[r.D]
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Thanks for returning and closing this  DrWarezz :)

Venabili
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:)

Thanks to Venabili also for reminding the user :)
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8-)
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