Hi everyone,

I am trying to read emails in from a stmp server without javamail api's and i so far have only managed to read the e-mail messages but i can't seem to read any attachments that come with it. I am not very sure as to how i should separate the message from the attachment. This is what i have so far

import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;
public class displayMail {
public static void main(String arg[]) {
   //  displayMail [mailServer] [user] [password]
   try {
     Socket s = new Socket(arg[0], 110);
     BufferedReader in  = new BufferedReader(
         new InputStreamReader(s.getInputStream()));
     BufferedWriter out = new BufferedWriter(
         new OutputStreamWriter(s.getOutputStream()));
     displayMail t = new displayMail();
     String msg;
     t.loginMail(in, out, arg[1], arg[2]);
     int i = t.checkMyMail(in,out);
     if (i==0) {
       System.out.println("No mail waiting.");
     else {
       for (int j=1; j <= i; j++) {
          msg = t.getMail(in, out, j);
   catch (Exception e) {
public String getMail
   (BufferedReader in, BufferedWriter out, int i)
   throws IOException {
   String s = "";
   String t = "";
   send(out, "RETR "+i);
   while (((s = in.readLine()) != null)
         t += s + "\n";
   return t;
private void send(BufferedWriter out, String s) throws IOException {
private String receive(BufferedReader in) throws IOException {
   return in.readLine();
private void loginMail(BufferedReader in, BufferedWriter out,
    String user, String pass)
    throws IOException {
   send(out, "USER " + user);
   send(out, "PASS " + pass);
private int checkMyMail
     (BufferedReader in, BufferedWriter out)
      throws IOException {
   return GetNumberOfMessages(in, out);
public int GetNumberOfMessages
   (BufferedReader in, BufferedWriter out) throws IOException {
   int i = 0;
   String s;
   send(out, "LIST");
   while((s = receive(in)) != null) {
      if (!(s.equals("."))) { i++; }
      else return i;
   return 0;
What are the necessary things that i need to do or changes to the above code in order to read the attachments correctly??

Some codings would really be helpfull

Thank You

Yours Sincerely

Richard West