I want to develop the email client application. The client should be able to send request to the pop3 / imap /smtp server to get no. of messages in the inbox,write new mails,read mails,etc. Now my question is what should i use to send request to server i.e use perl modules or use php modules or or something other that u suggest.
You are posting this question in the EJB and Other J2EE Technologies and asking whether to develop the client in perl or php? perl & php no-where related to J2EE. Anyway - to answer your question: few more clarifications are required.
* Is this a thick client or thin client? * Since you are developing this; what j2ee technologies you are familiar with? * Is this experimental or serious (i.e are the technology / hardward/ software has been already decided)?
My recommendation for a thin email client :
1. Struts / Webwork as the frontend
2. Use Apache Common's Email component to send and receive