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Hey everyone,
I want to write a mail client to integrate into my site...

Is there an email server that especially used with php? Basically, something that may be the email equivalent to mysql?

I visited php dot net, and there is "information" on configuring php, but it is all non-descriptive and pretty vague, so I ask: does anyone know of any good tutorials on the subject?

The only real thing I am fuzzy on is setting php up to work with a mail server, after I grasp an understanding of how to set up and then administrate either pop, imap or smtp with php (and eventually, ultimately know all there is to know about the subject), I should be pretty good to go. The commands and keywords are, as usual, self-explanatory.

Let me just take a moment to thank this supportive forum community.

I appreciate all help as always,
emc

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[!--quoteo(post=354396:date=Mar 13 2006, 03:57 AM:name=emc2k99)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(emc2k99 @ Mar 13 2006, 03:57 AM) [snapback]354396[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Hey everyone,
I want to write a mail client to integrate into my site...

Is there an email server that especially used with php? Basically, something that may be the email equivalent to mysql?

I visited php dot net, and there is "information" on configuring php, but it is all non-descriptive and pretty vague, so I ask: does anyone know of any good tutorials on the subject?

The only real thing I am fuzzy on is setting php up to work with a mail server, after I grasp an understanding of how to set up and then administrate either pop, imap or smtp with php (and eventually, ultimately know all there is to know about the subject), I should be pretty good to go. The commands and keywords are, as usual, self-explanatory.

Let me just take a moment to thank this supportive forum community.

I appreciate all help as always,
emc
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php works best with smtp and it's [b]mail[/b] function to use it.. [=

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If I can use php to read - and not just write - from an smtp-based server (if there is such a thing, i'm not sure at all), I would.

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Oh.. I didn't see that you wanted to READ as well.. I think to do that.. you would need to use SOCKETS..

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Is your host Linux/Unix based or Windows based? PHP can read POP and IMAP mailboxes. See the [a href=\"http://www.php.net/imap\" target=\"_blank\"]IMAP[/a] functions.

Most Linux/Unix systems run the sendmail daemon, or some varient or clone like exim. These programs can be set up to send incoming email messages directly into a PHP script which processes each mail message.

Read up on PHP & mail in the [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.mail.php\" target=\"_blank\"]manual[/a].

Ken

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