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POP3 / IMAP Host Connection

IMAP / POP3 Connections

Some of the problems I had to overcome included allowing the cron job to be able to handle a wide variety of connection types based on if the forum admin was using POP3 or IMAP and if they used SSL or not.

I used vBulletin's built in cron service to implement this and added several options for forum admins to be able to set their server settings. Each forum on their site also used its own email box with a separate username and password login for each.

I considered using one email box, but couldn't determine a way to figure out which forum an email would go to without having the end user having to use some special syntax to signify that. So I opted to put the difficulty in implementation on the admin's hands rather than the end user.

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