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Re: library for imap (client)

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 14:33:30 +0100
Bas Zoetekouw <bas@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi Michelle!
> You wrote:
> > Currently I am starting a new project and want to know, if someone
> > know the existence if an imapclient library for C programing?
> > I do not realy want to reinvent the wheel.
> I've used libetpan[1] in the past for some small projects.  It's rather
> nice, as it has a single abstract interface to pop, imap, maildir, mbox,
> etc.  I don't know how well it scales to large mail collections, though.
> [1] http://libetpan.sourceforge.net/

  It's already used in at least 2 MUAs (packages: sylpheed-claws-gtk2
and etpan-ng). Using claws I've regularly handled IMAP inboxes of 20k
mails without trouble. I don't know for larger values of "large" though.

  Ricardo Mones.  

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