[erlang-questions] imap and pop3 clients libs

Erik Søe Sørensen <>
Wed Apr 16 12:55:34 CEST 2014


I've recently used erlpop (which I at the time determined looked like the
best choice), and made some contributions then (TLS support), so perhaps my
github branch of it is the most usable.
As for imap clients, the one client I tried - can't at the moment tell
which, but erlmail sounds familiar  - wasn't standards compliant in its
parsing, so it botched up handling the hello message from the server (to my
great disappointment). I looked into fixing that, only to conclude that the
IMAP standard itself is rather clumsy wrt. syntax. Given a boatload of
spare time, I think the best way to get a decent IMAP client is to use
abnfc on the RFC's syntax specification. And then perhaps couple that with
the rest of erlmail.

/Erik
Den 16/04/2014 11.35 skrev "Benoit Chesneau" <>:

> Does anyone know a maintained erlang client lib for IMAP and POP3 server?
>
>
> I found for imap:
>
> https://code.google.com/p/erlmail/
> https://github.com/boorad/erlimap
>
>
> for pop3:
>
> https://github.com/mallipeddi/erlpop
> https://code.google.com/p/erlmail/
>
>
> All looks unmaintained... Maybe just because they don't need any updates,
> but then which one to use?
>
> - benoit
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