AOL Mail To Be Accessible Via IMAP 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."

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Perhaps in the end we'll see the propriotary IMAP extension, that allowed Netscape browsers to access Netscape Webmail and AOL Mail, into Mozilla?

April 21, 2004 04:24 PM | Posted in Interesting


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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...

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