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Accessing a POP3 Email Account

Posted by Mike Longin on August 10, 2010

As part of an internal development project I wanted to be able to access a pop3 email account. After a larger amount of searching then you would think necessary I came across http://www.stardeveloper.com/articles/display.html?article=2009070801&page=1 . After that it was pretty simple. The only major changes I felt were needed were to change some of the logic on how a connection is closed. The source code has all of the email revert to its initial state when the box is done being accessed. However for my needs I wanted to ensure the emails were deleted. To do so I needed to be a little more familar with POP3 commands. I found this to be a good resource for all PPO3 commands (http://www.electrictoolbox.com/article/networking/pop3-commands/).

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