I would like to learn something about

  • the basics of how e-mail works

  • how to make a prog that can send and receive e-mails

Maybe socket stuff is a good starting point?

Posted on 2005-11-10 10:00:04 by _OuzO_
1. http://madwizard.org/ - read the networking tutorial
2. read about network protocols
3. see the "networking FAQ" topic
4. write a simple SMTP application
Posted on 2005-11-10 10:06:56 by ti_mo_n
Yeah, you definitely need to learn how to use sockets in order to send an email. As mentioned by ti_mo_n, madwizard (Thomas)'s tutorial is one of the better ones. Since you want to receive emails too, you would have to read up on pop3 protocol on top of the smtp protocol. For more information google with rfc followed by pop3 or smtp.
Posted on 2005-11-10 10:16:14 by roticv
If you want to start simple, though, you could look at the MAPI stuff, which allows for simple sending of emails :)
Posted on 2005-11-11 02:55:01 by f0dder
At one time bazik had a good e-mail client going.  Check into that.

Regards,  P1  8)
Posted on 2005-11-11 11:20:19 by P1