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David

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Ready Made Mail Server Object
« on: August 18, 2011, 04:10:32 PM »
Is there a ready made mail server object in NT5?  Instead of my app polling a POP3 server, I want my app to be the email server.  It isn't going to relay mail, instead it is the destination.  Is it as simple as using a NetSimple object and listening on port 25 for the incoming email packet?

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Re: Ready Made Mail Server Object
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 05:28:26 AM »
>> Is there a ready made mail server object in NT5?

nope.

<<  Instead of my app polling a POP3 server, I want my app to be the email server.  It isn't going to relay mail, instead it is the destination.

>> Is it as simple as using a NetSimple object and listening on port 25 for the incoming email packet?

yes and no. Yes, that's what you'll do. but to be a mail server, even just a listening SMTP server is a lot of work. You have to handle pretty much the whole SMTP spec, and that's quite a lot.

We do obviously make the CapeSoft Email Server and in almost all circumstances it's gonna be preferable to use something like that.

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Bruce