http API for IMAP

Thomas Güttler guettliml at
Thu Nov 14 09:59:09 EET 2019

Am 13.11.19 um 17:21 schrieb Ralph Seichter via dovecot:
> * Thomas Güttler via dovecot:
>> Is there a way to access mails in dovecot via https?
> Why on earth would that be beneficial?
>    "The Internet Message Access Protocol, Version 4rev1 (IMAP4rev1)
>     allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages
>     on a server." (RFC 3501)
> Putting it bluntly: Learn to use the protocol specifically designed for
> the task at hand, not a protocol with different design goals that you
> happen to know better.

Stateless, http and URLs are the future. JavaScript running on in browser or
mobile phone can't connect to IMAP/SMTP.

AFAIK you can't sent a link/URL to a mail on a shared folder to a friend.
Like "Hi  bob, she loves me. See this message from here https:/...../"

   Thomas Güttler

Thomas Guettler
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