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SSL And POP3

Discussion in 'Visual Basic .NET' started by prometheussoft, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. prometheussoft

    prometheussoft Newbie

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    Anyone know a good way to connection to a Pop3 email server that uses SSL with vb.net.....I'm stuck....
     
  2. smack

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    pop3 is a fairly simple plain text protocol.

    i would say consider using the System.Net.Sockets namespace to create a wrapper class to connect to the pop3 server and do what you need.

    Code:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.sockets.aspx
     
  3. w84it

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    google "Chilkat Mailman" and make your life a lot easier ;)
     
  4. smack

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    eh. my issue with third party stuff like that is that you spend $100 and learn nothing.

    take a day or two and make your own, and now you have not only saved $100 but also gained an invaluable amount of knowledge that you can put towards future projects.
     
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    if you know where to go you don't have to pay for it though. but yea you are right about the learning part, if hes trying to learn then yea do it the long way, if you just need a bot go with the library that has it all done for you already.
     
  6. andee

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    hey man, try this it helped me with my gmail program.

    vbforums D0Tc0m SLASH showthread D0T p h p ? t = 610121 & highlight = read + gmail

    real sorry about making the link like that, I cant post proper links and it was blocking every thing I could try