I expected to find at least one fully implemented email script. It's not a matter of whether or not I could reinvent the wheel.
Rare is the day that I've seen full blown implementations of things as a program example in the documentation for a module. There's a very good reason for that. Where I work we have an email processing script that reads incoming emails from a Qmail queue and performs autonomous processing of those emails. It handles every concievable popular MIME attachment you can think of. The code consists of around 6000 lines of code scattered around a main script and several modules. I'd hate to download a CPAN module that had that large of an example embedded in it.
Not only that a piece of code given as an example of code to be written by the module is meant to provide an example of that module only. Not the half a dozen or more that you need for a full blown application.
Based on your comments I'd say you started off with a poor understanding of the scope your project. That's a first step. "I want to build a POP client" is not good scope definition.
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