AOL Mail To Be Accessible Via IMAP
News.com.com is reporting that AOL's e-mail service, long accessible only via AOL's proprietary, monolithic app, will be available via IMAP starting Thursday. The story notes that this is part of a series of initiatvies from AOL to move content beyond its walled garden and into standards-based formats such as HTML and IMAP that any Internet app can access. Supposedly a "a dramatically different direction" for Netscape is in the works, too."
Perhaps in the end we'll see the propriotary IMAP extension, that allowed Netscape browsers to access Netscape Webmail and AOL Mail, into Mozilla?
They actually soft-launched this a couple of weeks ago -- I've been using it and it works *really* nicely. Very stable and reliable. It's almost surreal to be able to pull AOL mail into Thunderbird...Comment by Jason Lefkowitz at April 21, 2004 04:45 PM | Permalink