[Haskell-beginners] Haskell POP3S

Krzysztof Skrzętnicki gtener at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 16:13:53 CEST 2012

I don't know about either library, but from what I read about pop3s
protocol it might be feasible to hack on pop3-client library to make it
work with pop3s protocol. This way you would retain the nice API and gain

The other option, i.e. using curlhs, may easier still. I just wanted you to
consider extending the pop3-client library.

Best regards,
Krzysztof Skrzętnicki

On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Franco <franco00 at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> 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
> --
> Franco <franco00 at gmx.com>
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