Thursday, March 30th, 2006
Once again, DevArticles is back with a new project that I’ve seen many people ask for as a way to keep on top of their email no matter where they are – an Ajax-enabled POP3 client. This article is the first of a three part series to create a simple app that can grab the messages from your mail server.
As you may have guessed, in this article I’ll make my contribution to the developing AJAX universe, by creating a simple web-based POP 3 client, which will utilize “XMLHttpRequest” objects for retrieving messages from a given mail server. The application I plan to develop will use a simple front-end for connecting to the mail host, displaying the messages and navigating back and forth across them. On the server-side terrain, I’ll use PHP for accessing the mail server, pushing POP3 commands and reading messages from the inbox, which implies having the possibility of switching over to your preferred language and using it to create the application.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:33 am