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Reading e-mails from POP3 mailbox

Hi all,

How can I read e-mails from a POP3 mailbox?

Thanks!
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leonidn
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Reference the RFC for POP3:
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1939.html
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leonidnAuthor Commented:
Why invent the wheel? I'm sure there's a ready component/library for that...
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There's at least one listed here:
http://www.softplatz.com/software/delphi-email-component/

Do what you like but you didn't say you wanted a component in the original question.
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ttdCommented:
Why don't use TIdPOP3 component (shipped with Delphi from version 7, or maybe 6). It takes 1 minute to create a POP3 reader client. :)
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TheRealLokiSenior DeveloperCommented:
If you have Indy 9, then the demos, including a POP3 client can be downloaded from here
http://www.projectindy.org/DemoDownloads/Indy9Demos_26Oct04.zip
If you have Indy 10, the demos are here
http://www.indyproject.org/Sockets/Demos/index.en.aspx

just download the email, and save it as a .eml and you can open it in in outlook express, etc
(either idmessage1.savetofile or save it as a stream as you receive it)
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