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SPOP Component

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The SPOP Component is used to easily retrieve electronic mail from Internet Post Office servers (POP).




The SPOP Component is the S/MIME enabled equivalent of the IPWorks POP Component. In addition to standard POP functions the SPOP component can decrypt and/or verify message signatures. The methods and properties for decrypting, and verifying signatures are identical to those provided with the S/MIME Component. When attempting to verify a signed message or when decrypting a message call the Decrypt, VerifySignature, or DecryptAndVerifySignature methods and the resulting text will be replaced in Message.

The SPOP Component implements a standard internet post office (POP3) client as specified in RFC 1725.

To connect to a MailServer first set the appropriate User and Password and then connect by calling the Connect method. Upon successful connection to the MailServer, the number of waiting messages is shown by the MessageCount property. A message is selected by setting the MessageNumber property to a number between 1 and MessageCount (inclusive). Then, message text and/or headers are received by calling the Retrieve method.

The message text is received through the Transfer event, whereas the message headers are received through the Header event. Additionally, up to MaxLines from the message body are provided in the MessageText property. The body of the message is also saved in the file specified by the LocalFile property. StartTransfer and EndTransfer events are fired at the beginning and end of message transmission. The PITrail event provides a trace of the interaction between the client and server (excluding message transfers).

Property List

The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AuthMechanismThe authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the mail server.
CertificateThe current selected certificate.
CommandUsed to send additional commands directly to the server.
ConnectedShows whether the component is connected.
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
IdleThe current status of the component.
IncludeHeadersInstructs the component to include the headers in the MessageText and LocalFile.
LastReplyThe last reply from the server.
LocalHostThe name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.
MailPortThe server port for POP (default 110).
MailServerThe name or address of a mail server (internet post office server).
MaxLinesThe maximum number of message lines besides headers to retrieve.
MessageProvides the raw message content.
MessageCcThe value of the CC header of the last retrieved message.
MessageCountThe number of messages in the mailbox.
MessageDateThe value of the date header of the last retrieved message.
MessageEncryptedWhether or not the current message is encrypted.
MessageFromThe value of the from header of the last retrieved message.
MessageHeadersCollection of the message headers as retrieved from the server.
MessageHeadersStringA string representation of the full headers of the message as retrieved from the server.
MessageNumberCurrent (selected) message.
MessageRecipientsA collection of recipients for the current message.
MessageReplyToThe value of the Reply-To header of the last retrieved message.
MessageSignedWhether or not the current message is signed.
MessageSizeThe size in bytes of the current message.
MessageSubjectThe value of the Subject header of the last retrieved message.
MessageTextThe full text of the message as retrieved from the server.
MessageToThe value of the To header of the last retrieved message.
MessageUIDThe unique identifier of the message as specified by the server.
PasswordThe password for the mailbox user.
SignerCertContains the certificate of the message signer.
SignerCertChainThe certificate chain of the signing certificate.
SigningAlgorithmTextual description of the signature hash algorithm.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledWhether TLS/SSL is enabled.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
SSLStartModeDetermines how the component starts the SSL negotiation.
TimeoutA timeout for the component.
TotalSizeCumulative size in bytes of messages in the mailbox (including headers).
UserThe user identifier for the mailbox.

Method List

The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
ConnectConnects to the mail server and attempts to login.
DecryptDecrypts the current Message .
DecryptAndVerifySignatureDecrypts and verifies the signature of the current message.
DeleteDeletes a message specified by MessageNumber on the server.
DisconnectDisconnects from the mail server.
DoEventsProcesses events from the internal message queue.
InterruptInterrupt the current method.
ListMessageSizesRetrieves a list of all message sizes from the server.
ListMessageUIDsRetrieves a list of all message UIDs from the server.
LocalizeDateConverts a valid RFC 822 message date to local date and time.
ResetResets all changes and revert back to the state when the user first connected.
RetrieveRetrieves a message specified by MessageNumber from the server.
RetrieveHeadersRetrieves headers for a message specified by MessageNumber .
SetMessageStreamSets the stream to which the message downloaded from the server will be written.
VerifySignatureVerifies the signature of the current message.

Event List

The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConnectionStatusFired to indicate changes in connection state.
EndTransferFired when the message completes transferring.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
HeaderFired for every message header being retrieved.
MessageListFired for every message listed by ListMessageSizes and/or ListMessageUIDs .
PITrailTraces the commands sent to the mail server, and the respective replies.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.
StartTransferFired when the message starts transferring.
TransferFired while the message gets transferred from MailServer .

Configuration Settings

The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AuthorizationIdentityThe value to use as the authorization identity when SASL authentication is used.
GetMessageSizeWhether to poll the server for the message size prior to retrieving it.
IncludeHeadersWhether to include message headers in the LocalFile.
MaxHeadersInstructs component to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum expected length for message lines.
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (IPPort only).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the component binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
CACertFilePathsThe paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLCheckCRLWhether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLEnableRenegotiationWhether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLNegotiatedCipherReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedCipherStrengthReturns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.
SSLNegotiatedCipherSuiteReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrengthReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.
SSLNegotiatedProtocolReturns the negotiated protocol version.
SSLProviderThe name of the security provider to use.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
SSLServerCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

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