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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: James as a Proxy
Date Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:45:46 GMT
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM, LUNDY Guillaume
IT&L@bs<guillaume.lundy@orange-ftgroup.com> wrote:
> We would like to create a component to do some work between the mail client
> (like thunderbird) and the mail server (that stores mails)

ok - makes sense to me know

james can help but you'll probably need to do some custom development

the first thing you need to be aware of is that POP3, SMTP and IMAP
are not RESTful protocols. so, using HTTP request-response as an
analogy is likely to mislead you. the general structure of these
protocols is that they open a socket, the client then sends a stream
of commands to the server, and the server sends responses to the
client.

for SMTP, the best approach would be to accept mail through the James
SMTP then use a mailet to process the incoming mail

POP3 and IMAP will be more work. you'll need to create alternative
command implementations.

- robert

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