[thelist] POP3 Mail server

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri Dec 19 05:54:19 CST 2003

From: "Stevenson N" <ngilas2003 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [thelist] POP3 Mail server

: Am looking for a way to retrieve mail from POP3 Mail server using ASP.NET.
: Are there free MAIL COM object i can use to achieve this?


Surely you want a .Net control not a COM component? If you really want a COM
component, then Dimac provides JMail Personal Edition for free

If you want a .Net control, then SoftArtisans used to have a free POP3
control available, however at the moment it's not available for download.

Otherwise, check the control gallery at www.asp.net, and here
I would also ask on a dedicated ASP.Net list (try at www.aspAdvice.com or
similar) - someone may be able to point you to an online tutorial that has
sample code you can compile.

FWIW The actual POP3 protocol is ridiculously  simple (relatively speaking)
to implement - the problem is displaying the messages retrieved in a useful
manner (given that they may be text, multipart, base64 encoded, contain
malicious script, and may not obey RFCs etc. I know the guy who's built
ASPNetMail, ASPNetMime etc - Dave Wanta, and he's had all sorts of issues
with non-compliant mail servers, and dodgy email generators that don't have
any sort of SDK/documentation. Dave's products can be found here:


Microsoft MVP - Windows Server (IIS)

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