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Question about mail folders..

From: Sean Doyle <mesozoic@mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 11:08:22 -0400
Message-ID: <31F8DF66.4987@mit.edu>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
I'm having trouble mentally parsing the MIME and mail classes, which I'm
sure is due to my lack of familiarity with mail systems. If I wanted
Jigsaw to read mail with MIME enclosures and serve them as resources via
Jigsaw, it appears that I would need to do the following:

1. Create a socket to a mail server and download the messages.
2. Write them to the mail folder in some standard format.
3. Use the w3c.mail.VMailMailFolder class to process these
   files and move them to the correct directory
   for the server to see (and perhaps do other processing on 

1. Is this correct? 
2. I think that Jigsaw contains code for step #3 but not #1 or #2. 
   I've played with code from gamelan that creates mail messages
   with MIME enclosures.. is the best way for me to proceed to 
   read the RFCs on SMTP and implement a protocol? Or is there
   an easier way?

Sean Doyle
Received on Friday, 26 July 1996 11:05:56 UTC

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