looking for free smtp lib

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    looking for free smtp lib

    Hello all
    i need to create email client , now im looking for freeware
    smtp client to i could use.
    where can i find something free ?

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    it depends on your need...what kind of smtp you will access...
    with simple knowledge on socket programming you can make your own...
    check here:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/58210/c-smtp-example

    if you are looking serious lib, try this: http://www.vmime.org/

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    ok i found socket++ that is what i was looking for
    but now i need simple but freeware email server
    do you know something good ?

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    when i created my own, i used this one: http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html
    it isn't free, it is demo software, you can only post five mails per day...
    i installed it in local...
    so i have my pc as my own smtp server...

    This one is also good, but i've never used it: http://www.postcastserver.com/

    when dealing with smtp, there is an issue that you take care: "authentication" ...
    by using your local as smtp server, you won't need to deal with this auth issue...
    it's much easier...

    then you can also use: yahoo mail and gawab mail... they both using plain auth (base64 encoding)...try googling about auth protocol on smtp server...

    different with gmail, it s using tls socket,you must learn about openssl or gnu tls...

    try local first...that's my suggestion...

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    Postfix? It's probably the most widely used SMTP server. Not sure if it has a Windows version, though.

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    hi umen242...
    sorry for giving you advice without knowing what your platform is...

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    You absolutely don't need any "smtp client", which has no sense at all.
    SMTP is a protocol.
    You just have to follow RFC and use Sockets (Winsock for Windows)
    15 lines of copy-paste code to send an email...
    A few lines more for attachment in base64
    50 000 samples on Google or Google Groups...

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    You absolutely don't need any "smtp client", which has no sense at all.
    SMTP is a protocol.
    You just have to follow RFC and use Sockets (Winsock for Windows)
    15 lines of copy-paste code to send an email...
    A few lines more for attachment in base64
    50 000 samples on Google or Google Groups...
    Actually read the thread before posting.

    He is now asking for a SMTP server to presumably test his program against.

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