Open Discussion (#3) - Suggestion: Native inbox integration (#67) - Message List
I was wondering if there'd be a logicmail implementation for the native inbox - instead of displaying incoming messages within the J2E application itself, incoming messages would interface with the application but display inside the native BlackBerry inbox - thus, Logicmail would function as an optional plugin, and not a GUI client.
I know this sounds a little far off, but I noticed that a Twitter application was doing something similar: http://code.google.com/p/bbtweet
Having an external IMAP client hook into the native BB implementation would be great - it would allow users to use native blackberry functions for email, which would be wonderful for those of us without BIS/BES.
I originally designed LogicMail because I wasn't too fond of the push-only use case this implies. You have always been able to configure the BIS service to poll a POP or IMAP server and forward new messages to the on-device inbox.
Of course building something like you suggest is technically possible. It would just require breaking out some pieces of LogicMail into a common library and writing a new application based on that library.
Right now (in the trunk), LogicMail can be logically divided into 3 main components:
- E-Mail protocol implementations and connection state machine
- Event-driven mail object model
- User interface
(there is also some configuration and utility code, not included above)
The solution you suggest could be built off of part 1, along with some configuration-oriented pieces of the user interface. However, I personally only have time for so many things. Since the project is open-source, anyone interested is of course welcome to give it a try.octo03/11/09 21:05:44 (10 years ago)
configure the BIS service to poll a POP or IMAP server
The thing that has always griped me about the external server IMAP polling is that it uses IMAP protocol but treats the mailbox like simple POP. I have never found a way with the native BB stuff to see anything other than the INBOX. Yawn.wjcarpenter08/25/09 17:59:19 (10 years ago)