e-mail client/server

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    e-mail client/server

    At my school, we had a problem with some kids looking at porn and accidentally downloading a virus. Now we are not allowed to use the internet. The problem is many of us like to work on some programs at school and e-mail them back home. We are all on a network on a Windows NT server (NT 4 I think), and we are all running windows 98. Is there a way that I could make a program that could send/recieve e-mails so we can send home our programs? Any examples/sites/advice that I could look to for help? By restricted use I mean we can't open up a browser, but are computers are still connected.

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    Your school may have only blocked the browser but you can use a regular window to surf the net. In the text bar(Address) in a folder window you can type the name of an internet address. Now that folder window is your browser - goto hotmail.com and use that to send email.
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    No no, I'm not trying to avoid the problem. If he catches us doin something like that he'll kill us... twice! And it's not that the browser is blocked, it's that he sees it on our screen. I've been looking into sending files over the net for a while, and this would be a good reason to start it.

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    You need to look into TCP/IP, SMTP, POP3

    networking requires your software to do a lot of 'handshakes' - follow protocols and respond to the right query and send the right answer, in the right order. This needs to be done along with actually interacting with services such as POP3 and SMTP. It is a big job and is not for beginners - network coders are making some sweet cash right now. It is something that will probably take you the rest of the school year to finish and then will have little signifigance to you other than experience. If your up to it, then do it.

    or - you probably have an email client like outlook express you could use with little fan fair.
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    I'm up to the challenge, I'm getting bored out of my ass in that class right now, so it would be a good project. I just need to know a good book for this. I should be able to do it. I'm willing to spend the rest of the school year doing it.

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