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Behind The Scenes....

Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:37 pm


I have built an email client in python with tkinter, a similar yet more symplistic version of outlook/thunderball. The reason I actually built it was for my A level computing project, my title will be to "model how the SMTP / IMAP protocols work". So when I log into the mail server for reciving email / sending, is there a way to print out what is going on behind the scenes? Hope this makes sense....

To explain further, when you do len('Harry') I would want to print out what the len function is doing. Except in email protocol terms.

Advice/help/examples would be greatley apprechiated.

You could say my love for Linux is terminal ;)

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Re: Behind The Scenes....

Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:16 pm

And you probably want to have a look at the RFCs

And maybe packet capture

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