[erlang-questions] erlmail problems

Martin Dimitrov <>
Fri May 20 18:11:32 CEST 2011

Thanks for the reply.

I will be looking foreword to see your IMAP server and client.

There are some forks of erlmail.

Any idea on them?



On 5/20/2011 5:53 PM, Andrew Thompson wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 03:11:49PM +0300, Martin Dimitrov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to use erlmail as an IMAP client only. I modified the
>> library to use ssl instead of gen_tcp sockets but I receive errors when
>> the library is parsing the return line from googlemail:
>> * OK Gimap ready for requests from i9if507573yhn.157\r\n
>> This line seems to me ok.
>> Had anyone used erlmail as an IMAP client? Any advise? Other libraries?
> I tried to play with erlmail some and I couldn't get anywhere. I was
> trying the IMAP server component though, not the client. After digging
> into it a little I basically wrote the whole codebase off as a loss
> because I had trouble figuring out how the code was *supposed* to work,
> let alone figuring out why it wasn't working.
> I don't know of an alternate IMAP client library for erlang, though.
> I've been writing an IMAP server implementation for the last couple
> weeks (https://github.com/Vagabond/diemap) but that's probably not much
> help (its also really unfinished). I was considering eventually writing
> a client to go with it, as I did with my SMTP library but if I do it'll
> be a while.
> Andrew
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