Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail will help you create and manage network applications using powerful Internet mail, directory, and domain name protocols and standards. It succinctly explains from a programmer's perspective not simply the primary Internet mail protocols but also how to use other important network protocols such as LDAP and DNS vital to the creation of message-enabled applications. Readers will learn how these protocols and standards facilitate message submission, delivery and retrieval, support directory lookup, how they interoperate, and how they together create a framework for sophisticated networked applications.
Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail will help you select the right protocol, or combination of protocols, for a specific programming function. Written by an expert e-mail and messaging consultant from Compaq, this insightful book is loaded with sample code you can use to begin and accelerate application development.
- Master the primary Internet mail and directory protocols
- Understand the interaction between Internet messaging clients and servers
- Troubleshoot e-mail network problems
RFC822: Internet Text Messages
MIME:Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
POP3:Post Office Protocol
IMAP:Interactive Mail Access Protocol
ASN.1: Abstract Syntax Notation One
LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
The Complete Picture
Appendix A: Library Functions
Appendix B: Sample Code
John Rhoton is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in Hewlett Packard's Consulting and Integration practice. He also has many years of experience as a Technology Consultant and Solution Architect in Compaq's Emerging Technologies and Applied Microsoft Technologies Groups, with a special interest in messaging systems. His other Digital Press books include The Wireless Internet Explained (2002), X.400 and SMTP: Battle of the E-mail Protocols (1997) and Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail (2000).