PostMaster: A Case Study

Here's another problem on which to practice your object-oriented analysis: You have been hired by Acme Software, Inc., to start a new software project and to hire a team of C++ programmers to implement your program. Jim Grandiose, vice-president of New Product Development, is your new boss. He wants you to design and build PostMaster, a utility to read electronic mail from various unrelated e-mail providers. The potential customer is a business person who uses more than one e-mail product, for example, CompuServe, America Online, Internet Mail, Lotus Notes, and so forth.

The customer will be able to teach PostMaster how to connect to each of the e-mail providers. PostMaster will get the mail and then present it in a uniform ...

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