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how to create Email server?

Bobby Sharma
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I often see most of organization have their own email service
for example : support@whizlabs.com,support@blackstar.com,
contact@infohacking.com,austin@appinonline.com etc.

I am very curious to create my own mail server ,I need your
enormous support.

Hey relax !! I am not asking for spoon-feeding just little network
protocols and Apis help.I am not looking for big project but simple one.

some queries :

1)What external Apis I can take advantage of ?
2)Which programming language people usually use for
creating mail server like that?
3)Is Java powerful enough to write impeccable email server?

best regards,
omi
[ November 11, 2008: Message edited by: omi sharma ]

Most of the programming problems can't be solved because you don't know what the exact problem is.
Defining your problem correctly leads you to the right solution.
Ulf Dittmer
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Most email servers are written in native code, but it's perfectly possible to write one in Java. In fact, the good folks at Apache have done so - check out Apache James.
Joe Ess
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support@whizlabs.com,support@blackstar.com,
contact@infohacking.com,austin@appinonline.com


Furthermore, these are not email servers, they are simply email addresses like your own, yourname07_at_yahoo_dot_com.
When you register a domain, the domain registrar, for example, GoDaddy, will usually give you a couple of email accounts to name so you can have a webmaster, support, contact address and so on. No programming necessary.


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Bobby Sharma
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Thanks for your replies.

Ulf : I will check out the Apache James but I have no problem
in learning network programming in c/c++.However,I will go for
it when I got excellent command in Java network programming.

Joe : I thought they have their own mail servers.Anyways ,I would
like to create one in Java.

best regards,
omi
Joe Ess
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
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Originally posted by omi sharma:
I thought they have their own mail servers.Anyways ,I would
like to create one in Java.


They can have their own mail servers, and many organizations do. I just wanted to make sure you understood one doesn't have to write their own server just to get a couple of email aliases.
Best of luck in your endeavor.
 
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