Writing IMAP->GMail proxy... Where to go for IMAP RFC help?

Hey everyone, this is only a partial ruby question… I discovered a
gmail library on RubyForge … I was like, why hasn’t anyone written an
IMAP proxy for GMail yet?

In just one day, I’ve implemented LOGIN, LOGOUT, NOOP(tehehe), and
LIST(partially). That being said, does anyone here actually understand
the IMAP commands well enough the could help out?

I’m reading the RFC and packet-sniffing the connection on my mail
client, but there’s a few commands, FETCH, and UID that i’m having
trouble figuring out what the heck they do.

Can anyone point me to an IMAP command tutorial or lend me some help
explaining the syntax of a couple of commands? Writing a IMAP server is
pretty poopy.

On 10/20/06, Jon Fi [email protected] wrote:

client, but there’s a few commands, FETCH, and UID that i’m having
trouble figuring out what the heck they do.

Can anyone point me to an IMAP command tutorial or lend me some help
explaining the syntax of a couple of commands? Writing a IMAP server is
pretty poopy.


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I’m unaware that Gmail even supports access by IMAP clients. Do you know
for
sure that it does?

Hi

I’m unaware that Gmail even supports access by IMAP clients. Do you know
for
sure that it does?
It does not, He is writing a proxy for it to suppport it.

Hi,

In just one day, I’ve implemented LOGIN, LOGOUT, NOOP(tehehe), and

If you know python, iGmail :: An IMAPv4 gateway to
Gmail(http://www.butterfat.net/igmail/) may help you.

Regards,

Park H.

On 10/20/06, Chris C. [email protected] wrote:

Hi

I’m unaware that Gmail even supports access by IMAP clients. Do you know
for
sure that it does?
It does not, He is writing a proxy for it to suppport it.

It would have to be a gateway rather than a proxy. (Of course these
terms
aren’t precisely defined.) You’d basically have to gate IMAP to POP and
store all the additional state in an intermediate server. Is that the
idea
here?

Francis C. wrote:

On 10/20/06, Chris C. [email protected] wrote:

Hi

I’m unaware that Gmail even supports access by IMAP clients. Do you know
for
sure that it does?
It does not, He is writing a proxy for it to suppport it.

It would have to be a gateway rather than a proxy. (Of course these
terms
aren’t precisely defined.) You’d basically have to gate IMAP to POP and
store all the additional state in an intermediate server. Is that the
idea
here?

Nope, better. The idea is a IMAP interface to gmail. Call it a gateway
or a proxy, either way it’s single threaded(right now) and runs for
localhost connections only. Your GMail password is your IMAP password.

Thank you for the suggestions, I do not understand python very well but
i’ll take a look. Would any GMail users be interested in helping out
develop this if I threw it out on rubyforge? Not really worth the hassle
if no one is gonna use it… Eventually I want a status GUI and a bunch
of other stuff

Nope, better. The idea is a IMAP interface to gmail. Call it a gateway
or a proxy, either way it’s single threaded(right now) and runs for
localhost connections only. Your GMail password is your IMAP password.

Thank you for the suggestions, I do not understand python very well but
i’ll take a look. Would any GMail users be interested in helping out
develop this if I threw it out on rubyforge? Not really worth the hassle
if no one is gonna use it… Eventually I want a status GUI and a bunch
of other stuff

Hell, I’d use it!

Kash

On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 12:06:40AM +0900, Francis C. wrote:
} On 10/20/06, Chris C. [email protected] wrote:
} >
} >Hi
} >> I’m unaware that Gmail even supports access by IMAP clients. Do you
know
} >for
} >> sure that it does?
} >It does not, He is writing a proxy for it to suppport it.
}
} It would have to be a gateway rather than a proxy. (Of course these
terms
} aren’t precisely defined.) You’d basically have to gate IMAP to POP
and
} store all the additional state in an intermediate server. Is that the
idea
} here?

Er, if that’s the goal then I implemented it a couple of years ago. I
use
fetchmail to retrieve messages to my machine at home, which runs
courier-imap to serve IMAP. No Ruby involved.

–Greg

Hi,

Kashia B. wrote:

Hell, I’d use it!

Kash

–Using Opera’s revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Hell, me too :slight_smile:

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