A wide variety of free email clients are available today: Claris Emailer Lite, Outlook Express and Eudora, to name but a few. Since these are widely available, and free, why bother going to the effort of writing your own email client?
- You or your users need a custom interface.
- Integration of email with a database sales automation system.
- Receiving and processing of orders from web sites.
- Ability to program schedules that will download email at preset times or when predetermined conditions are met.