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[Freedombox-discuss] imap <-> http proxy? was Re: email recommendations?

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 09:11:54AM -0500, James Vasile wrote:
>On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:29:17 -0500, Joseph Annino <joeaguy at joeaguy.com> 
>> So I have been working on a web based mail client, and I have taken 
>> the approach of the client keeping mail in its own database, so it 
>> can do its own indexing, organisation, and search of the email.  I 
>> understand this gets away from a purely standards based approach.  
>> Lots of webmail clients seem to be just wrappers that pass through to 
>> IMAP, while desktop email applications like Thunderbrid, etc, take 
>> the approach of syncing mail to their own database.  This allows for 
>> more complex searches and greater speed than the IMAP protocol can 
>> deliver.  Also a message database does not have to limit itself to 
>> traditional email.  It could have inputs and outputs to other 
>> protocols that provide better trust, security, etc, than SMTP and 
>> friends.
>Joe, take a look at notmuch, the email db backend.  It's the fastest, 
>easiest way to snarf a bunch of mail into a db and then organize it by 
>tags (which of course can also be called folders).  It's headed for 1.0 
>and is fairly stable and robust.  There are no significant web clients 
>built on it, but if you base on this you can do UI and have the backend 
>largely done out of the box.


Please do keep us posted about this.  Sounds quite interesting!

  - Jonas

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