[Haskell-beginners] Haskell POP3S
franco00 at gmx.com
Sat Sep 1 12:57:43 CEST 2012
I am trying to write a simple script in Haskell. Such script is meant to:
- contact my email (pop3)
- ask the server wheter there are new messages
- report the result back to me
This was trivial to write, using the "pop3-client" library, but I soon realized the whole thing is pretty unsecure. User and password are sent in plain text and I would like to encrypt those.
So I asked Hayoo: it seems there is only one package which supports pop3s, curlhs; still, I didn't manage to get it. So I am asking you:
- do you know wheter curlhs is fit for my goal? pop3-client had a nice
'getNumberOfMessages' function. I don't see anything similar in there
- do you have examples of querying mail via curl? I found very few of those
Thanks in advance.
I should mention this thing was meant to be fed to xmobar, to check at intervals of, say, 15 minutes, wheter I got new mail without having a mail client always open
Franco <franco00 at gmx.com>
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