Wouldn’t it be great if you could access your Gmail in Apple Mail over IMAP? A long time ago I posted about a guy who claimed he had this working, but nothing more was ever heard about it.
Now, it seems that you can, if you know a bit of Perl and are not in a hurry.
Julio Vidal has discovered a Perl module which does exactly that.
He got it working with Mail although it was slow.
I won’t pretend to understand a fifth of what he writes, but it sounds promising:
For your pleasure, it is now in pkgsrc as mail/p5-GMail-IMAPD alongside a patch to accommodate a change in GMail’s login protocol. There is also the programmatic interface to the web service used by the former in mail/p5-Mail-Webmail-Gmail , but be aware that the former includes a somewhat obsolete copy of the latter due to non-official modifications.
If some red-hot Perl coder passes by, takes an interest in this and is able to package it up in a way that normal people like me can understand and use, I’d love to hear about it.
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Tags: Apple Mail, email, gateway, GMAIL, imap, mail.app, perl