Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555582128, 9780080515137

Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail

1st Edition


Authors: John Rhoton
eBook ISBN: 9780080515137
Paperback ISBN: 9781555582128
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 8th October 1999
Page Count: 291
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Table of Contents

Internet Mail; Network Protocols
Generic Utilities
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


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.

Key Features

  • Master the primary Internet mail and directory protocols
  • Understand the interaction between Internet messaging clients and servers
  • Troubleshoot e-mail network problems


Application developers of mail and mail-enabled software, administrators, and those considering mail-enabling their programs


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"I am often asked by my students in those [telecommunications] classes where they can research the details of e-mail protocals and processing and I have found that your text provided excellent coverage of the topic." --Bernard Schmidt, Northern Virginia Community College

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About the Authors

John Rhoton Author

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Member of Technical Staff, HP Consulting and Integration. Based in Vienna, Austria.