Hi,<BR><BR>I am a beginner programmer in ASP, and I need to provide a email service to users of my application. It is basically a portal site, where students can login and check their departmental email. The page will provide a form with a login and password box, which weill then lead to a page telling the users how many mails there are in their mailbox. <BR><BR>I am a bit confused with CDO/CDONTS capabilities? Can I use CDONTS to retrieve email from the college server? Does anyone out there know where I can find out more about the advantages/disadvantages of CDONTS/w3JMail?<BR><BR>Any help will be great!!<BR>THanks!!<BR>ASPBeginner