Re: [Catacomb] HttpMail protocol (WebDAV)
I've been thinking about this very issue a lot lately, and have gone so far
as to begin a writeup on the idea, explicitly drawing out the parallels between
the WebDAV data model and that of email. I am unfamilliar with HTTPMail,
although I will read over the link that Sung sent so that we can discuss
it in detail later this week. Specifically, I'd like to look at the property
sets that HTTPMail uses and try to get a handle on what it would take for
Catacomb to support HTTPMail clients.
I think moving towards supporting email with WebDAV (which I've been calling
DAVMail, but Mark prefers 'WhisperMail' as a mangled acronym for something
like Web Sharing Protocol Email Remote? and others have variously referred
to as RESTMail) makes a great deal of sense for a number of reasons. Being
able te leverage HTTPS for secure transport, the HTTP authentication model,
etc. are all obvious wins...
Sung Kim wrote:
I realized that Hotmail and
Outlook use the HttpMail protocol, and the protocol
is based on WebDAV.
Do you think it is good idea
that Catacomb supports the HttpMail protocol?
Then Catacomb can be an HttpMail server.
Simply mail archive can be
converted into Catacomb database data. Catacomb handles WebDAV protocols.