[erlang-questions] eimap: a little Erlang IMAP client
Aaron J. Seigo
Tue Dec 15 19:38:22 CET 2015
We began using Erlang where I work for certain new components in our
flagship product which focuses on collaboration and groupware
functionality. As such, IMAP is a protocol one sees flying about on a regular
So, after looking in vain for an IMAP client library written in Erlang, I have
started to implement one. Say hello to eimap.
It is implemented as a gen_fsm with each of the commands implemented in its
own module which makes extending / adding the myriad of silly IMAP commands
that float about in the various RFCs rather easy. It is designed to be used
by one or more Erlang processes at a time, has a passthrough mode in addition
to a command queue, tries to be very forgiving in usage (e.g. you can start
queueing commands before it has connected to the server), ...
0.1 was a fairly rough-and-ready early release, and certainly quite limited in
functionality ... but good enough to be used in the first release of a new
Kolab component. Release early and often, right?
I've done some refactoring this week and added a number of new commands in
preparation for releasing 0.2 this weekend. Should (one hopes! :) be an
improvement over the first release.
Feedback, patches, questions, pointers, etc ... all quite welcome.
The project page on our Phabricator instance is here:
 https://kolabenterprise.com via https://kolab.org
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