OT: perl mail problems

Paul Macdonald paul at ifdnrg.com
Sat Jan 28 21:02:55 UTC 2012

On 28/01/2012 13:39, Da Rock wrote:
> I know this is not exactly FreeBSD related, but I'm in need of a monk 
> that can enlighten me on a sacred incantation to connect perl to an 
> imap server using Mail::Box modules :) If it helps people sleep, its 
> all running only on FreeBSD systems...
> I have googled and searched, and googled some more, and tested, and 
> then went back to the drawing board and googled yet again... there is 
> simply no clear answer out there. All the docs are very disjointed 
> from my reckoning- with no clear direction that explains how you get 
> from a-b.
> I have enabled a connection (I think - based on my tests and logs), 
> but I cannot get further than that. I have a Mail::Box::Manager 
> instantiated, and then I have to use Mail::Box::IMAP4 to open a 
> connection to the server. From there I need to get a list of the 
> folders available- and thats where I get stymied.
> All the docs are pop3 based, or maildir based, or mbox. The imap is 
> very sketchy... and what is out there says to basically connect, and 
> then there is a jump to folders and messages with no idea of what is 
> involved in between. Although I did see one complete example with 
> pop3, but it won't work for imap.
there's good php support for IMAP, documentation might be better

(easily scripted via cli).


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