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kremuwa

Member Since 14 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2010 10:07 AM
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Should I retry some commands during a POP3 session?

14 July 2010 - 03:27 AM

Hello,

I'm writing a peer2mail client. To connect to the mailboxes I use pop3 protocol. I'm connecting to a pop3 server and downloading some mails using commands like:
- USER
- PASS
- STAT
- TOP
- RETR

I want the program to be as reliable as possible. I'd like to ask you then, if I should retry sending some commands in case of their failure. If so, which of them and how many times? Should I retry the connection to pop3server itself?

Thank you in advance for your effort,
Michael. :)

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