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Re: mailbox (was Re: intro)

From: Sam Roberts
Subject: Re: mailbox (was Re: intro)
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 19:58:29 -0500
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Quoting xystrus <address@hidden>, who wrote:
> Ok, now I understand your comment, as well as your mentioning you wanted
> to separate the functionality of the lower APIs from the POP and IMAP
> stuff.  FWIW, I agree with you...  I think you were on the right track
> with libmailbox.  It's missing a lot of stuff, and there's no hint of
> signal handling in it at all, but as far as mailbox access I think
> the API you defined is perfect.  All the other stuff should be built
> ON TOP of that, i.e. handling MIME is not specifically a part of
> mailbox access...

When you use IMAP, it is. You can access parts of the MIME structure
without having to download the entire message and then parse it yourself.

But the code that parses mime and rfc822 structures should (and partly is)
be broken out so it so it can be used outside of the non-IMAP mailbox

> I think it would be best to have the API you 
> originally defined for accessing mail folders, and then build seperate
> APIs that sit on top of that API for the other stuff.  Though there may
> be issues I'm overlooking, and hopefully the list will point those out
> to me.


Sam Roberts <address@hidden> (Vivez sans temps mort!)

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