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email and cryptography already made compnents or libraries?

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:09 pm
by Radi0ShacK
hi all, i am developing "trying" an apllication similar to PGP with wxwidgets so is there email "SMTP, POP3 and IMAP" and cryptography "cryptographic algorithms like RSA, DSA, AES ...etc" already made compnents or libraries or should i write them from scratch "reinvent the wheel??"
thanks alot.

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:48 pm
by benedicte
For cryptography, you may have a look at LibTomCrypt. This is not a well-packaged lib, as this is a pure C lib, but it works well.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:10 pm
by jsheets
There are plenty of good crypto libraries out there, in particular I'd look at Botan and Crypto++, there is also libmcrypt.

Also look at libgcrypt, it is based on some of the GnuPG code and might support a lot of the functionality you are looking for.

Unless you are very well versed in crypto it would probably be far better to learn how to properly use an existing crypto library than to write your own potentially insecure one.