From: John Brown <johnbrown105@ho...> - 2002-01-30 14:43:46
>Where is a good place to look at as a start for Winsock programming?
>How much knowledge in API, C++ programming does it required?
Try the Microsoft Developer Network at http://msdn.microsoft.com. You can
get the official Winsock API reference as well as sample programs there.
Winsock a C-language API, so there is a fair amount of effort involved in
doing even simple things. It does not have functions for sending or
receiving mail, or doing FTP or HTTP transfers. It only allows you to send
data to and receive data from another machine. It would be your
responsibility to know the protocols, so that in your case you would have to
learn SMTP also. Then, if you wish to send file attachments to your message,
you would also need to learn MIME encoding.
I am sure that if you search, you can find a free e-mail library that will
allow you to send e-mail with a minimal amount of effort, but it's up to
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