Building an SMTP Client with Prototype (Page 1 of 4 )
Prototype facilitates working with XML HTTP request objects via its proprietary AJAX.Updater class (among others, by the way). This class can be used in conjunction with a few intuitive parameters for more than just fetching files that are located on the server in the background. It can also be used for receiving the respective response, either as plain text or formatted as XML.
Therefore, over the course of this three-part series, I'm going to show you how to develop a highly expansible SMTP client application for sending email by using the "AJAX.Updater" class that was mentioned above.
Of course, in this situation, one of the strongest benefits offered by this Prototype-based email application rests on its ability to handle easily the SMTP client via a simple, intuitive web-based user interface. This interface can be improved and expanded if you want to add more features to the core program.
All right, now that you know the objectives of this group of educational tutorials, let's learn together how to create this expandable SMTP client application with Prototype. Let's begin now!