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Jasvir Rupana
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Hi,
I am working on some assignment to read some mail account like yahoo mail etc. which approach is better to read mails from yahoo mails using web services or using pop server? or how it is , i am not much aware of these two
William Brogden
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Seems to me the first question is:

What are the interfaces that Yahoo mail offers?

The Java Mail API has been around for years and is easy to use.

Bill
Jasvir Rupana
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thanks Bill
Jasvir Rupana
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Bill, actually i am developing a website which will read yahoo mails .shall i go for webservces ,POP ,IMAP or SMTP if we keep uptime,access time into mind ??
Paul Clapham
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Again... what services does Yahoo provide for reading mail?

For example: SMTP is a protocol for sending e-mail, so there isn't much point in asking whether it's the best way to read e-mail from a server. Obviously it can't be.

And if it turns out that Yahoo doesn't support a web service for reading e-mail, there isn't much point in asking whether you should use a web service to read e-mail from Yahoo.

So, again, the question is, what services does Yahoo provide? (Hint: look on a Yahoo web site for that information.)
Jasvir Rupana
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thanks for your response,
why i am much unsure about what to use

1. some where i read imap does not enusres 100% uptime , provider may shut it down
is it so?
 
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