IMAP server assignment


I’ve been assigned to write a simple IMAP server using Java. I don’t have any experience with any mail server at all and I dont know where to start at. It’s a “teaching project” and I haven’t been given any info how to do it . Assistant just said that we should google it out, but I even dont know what to look for.

EDIT: From this subject the last thing I’d learned was how to create a socket in Java, using TCP connection. And I dont even know is this something related to that?

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The first paragraph of the Wikipedia article on IMAP says: “In computing, the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an Internet standard protocol used by email clients to retrieve email messages from a mail server over a TCP/IP connection. IMAP is defined by RFC 3501.”

You need to read RFC 3501. That’s the spec for what your server needs to do.

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