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"... Where should i start. I interested in making a new application client. Thoughts? ..."

To learn how email was invented

- http://www.livinginternet.com/e/ei.htm

To get an idea of how the specifications started

- http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html

and how they are now interpreted

- http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2822.html

and to program a simple client in python read the source code from Programming Python by Mark Lutz ~ http://www.rmi.net/~lutz/about-pp3e.html I mention Python & Lutz specifically because they are covered in detail as a CLI then GUI app in "Programming Python Ed3", pp 766 - 911 ~ http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/python3/ You can download the source examples here ~ http://examples.oreilly.com/python3/

great, thanks for the feedback.

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