Creating a Pop server
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Posted By:   Abar_Bashir
Posted On:   Monday, October 28, 2002 04:09 AM

I am researching how I would go about creating a POP3 server that will handle reading mails. I need to know what it comprises in basic terms so I can research for myself how to go about setting one up. Anyone have any advice for me please let me know. Thanks in advance

Re: Creating a Pop server

Posted By:   Christopher_Koenigsberg  
Posted On:   Monday, October 28, 2002 07:08 AM

Go to IMC (The Internet Mail Consortium) and start reading. (they link to relevant RFC's at the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).In particular, RFC's most related to POP servers include:



RFC 1939, "Post Office Protocol version 3".


RFC 2449, "POP3 Extension Mechanism" (has some good observations and advice).


RFC 2822 (supercedes old 822), on message format, headers etc.


RFC 2045 etc., MIME specs.



Also www.qpopper.org is the site for free download versions of Qualcomm's Eudora client and QPopper server, which was the ubiquitous standard POP3 server (source code in C) that we all studied and used, back in the early 1990's.

Re: Creating a Pop server

Posted By:   Eugene_Kuleshov  
Posted On:   Monday, October 28, 2002 07:00 AM

Take a look on Apache James http://jakarta.apache.org/james/index.html
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