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Viewing actual Communication between IMAP client and Server

I have created an IMAP mail client using the available Indy Components.

All of you guys familiar with IMAP will know that IMAP works using a bunch of commands sent from the client to the server to open a mailbox/get/delete mail etc.

What i would like to do is actually view my client sending these commands.By this I mean I would like to see the actual communication between the client and server whilst running my application in Delphi.

I would like to see this for example:

S: Welcome to IMAP server...please login
C:001 LOGIN 'usernaem' 'password'
S:..............

bla bla


Is it possible to view this in some sort of console? I am sure Delphi must offer a testing tool which will allow me to do this!

Thanks guys

JAs





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alexeijames
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BarthaxCommented:
I'm not sure that Delphi does.  You certainly have the option of a packet sniffer (such as Ethereal: http://www.ethereal.com/).  The Indy components also allow for interceptor classes - one of which I believe allows for the input/output of the communications to file in addition to the normal communication path, Indy help files are compiled and available at http://www.indyproject.org/Docs/index.iwp.  Be sure to check which version of Indy you are using.
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alexeijamesAuthor Commented:
Yo Barthax!

Genius!!!! It worked perfectly! I installed ethereal and applied a filter to view only Imap Packets!

Precisely what i wanted.

Excellent!

Thankyou very much

JAs
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BarthaxCommented:
No problem. :)
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