[Freedombox-discuss] imap <-> http proxy? was Re: email recommendations?
- Subject: [Freedombox-discuss] imap <-> http proxy? was Re: email recommendations?
- From: email@example.com (Jonas Smedegaard)
- Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:37:26 +0100
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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
>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!
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