Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
author: Nathan Acks
IMAP commands are much more complicated than POP3. Some examples:
- Login User - prefix LOGIN user pass
- Lost Folders - prefix LIST “” “*”
- List Emails in INBOX - prefix EXAMINE INBOX
- Close Connection - prefix LOGOUT
prefix is a random prefix we provide to track server replies to various commands. IMAP accepts a lot of different user authentication methods; LOGIN is just the simplest (and least secure).