Chapter 5. SMTP and POP3: Communicating with email Servers

Introduction

More emails are sent every day than postal mail. Why? Because email is cheap, informal, fast, and can be picked up at the receiver’s convenience. Emails can be automatically generated and sent, making them ideal for automated status notification. One day, you may receive an email from your home sprinkler system saying simply, “Your house is on fire.”

After reading this chapter you will be able to send and receive emails from your .NET applications. These features can be useful for customer support systems, collaborative personnel management, and many other types of applications.

This chapter begins by describing how emails can be constructed and sent, using either a socket-level ...

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