To check or receive email messages with ColdFusion, you use the <cfpop> tag, providing the username and password for the email mailbox you want ColdFusion to look in. ColdFusion will connect to the appropriate mail server in the same way that your own email client program connects to retrieve your mail for you.
Table 21.5 lists the attributes supported by the <cfpop> tag.
The <cfpop> tag can only be used to check email that is sitting on a mail server that uses the Post Office Protocol (POP, or POP3). POP servers are by far the most popular type of mailbox server, largely because the POP protocol is very simple. Some mail servers use the newer Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP, or IMAP4). The <cfpop> tag can’t ...