Is there any email API for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by adeesh, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Is there any email API for the iPhone? I was looking on all the resources provided by the Apple. But i didn't find any API for email support in iPhone.

    Can anyone please tell me is there any inbuilt support for the email functionality in iPhone?

    thanks
    adeesh jain
     
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    robbieduncan

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    There is the mailto: URL protocol as described in the documentation. That is it: there is no other API, way to attach anything etc unless you do all the mail stuff yourself.
     
  3. macrumors member

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to send attachment with the mail method?

    thanks
    adeesh jain
     
  5. macrumors member

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    No, you can't send attachments with the mailto method.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried sending an attachment using uuencode? Just wondering if that would work
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Good find.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    K it's been two years any new APIs out there? I'm scouring the net for a lightweight IMAP API, I found a few open-source ones but they all require bulky OpenSSL. I'm trying to write a program that analyzes incoming email and makes realtime decisions based off of it. Would like capability to read and send emails.
     
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    dejo

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Sending emails there are new APIs for. Reading emails: not so much.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Right now I'm triyng to implement a very basic IMAP client (RFC 3501) using a light-weight embedded SSL implementation. It looks like there's a lot of stuff I need to implement, the parsing of the parentheses and multi-part MIME decoding. There's gotta be a better way!

    I found a few open-source IMAP clients but they are either really hard to compile or suffer from dependency hell: requiring GTK, OpenSSL, etc... Do I just bite the bullet and link in that blob known as OpenSSL or is there a simple lightweight IMAP client out there?
     

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