Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 22:37 UTC
Google "Google Sync was designed to allow access to Google Mail, Calendar and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync; however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function." Others are free to implement the open protocols.
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RE[7]: well good to hear
by StuS on Sun 16th Dec 2012 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: well good to hear"
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What actually is broken about Google's IMAP implementation?

This is genuine question: I have a script I use to pull down my GMail, store it to a DB, and then index everything into Lucene (also playing around with clustering it, etc).

Anywho, so far it's worked fine. Actually pretty straightforward. It's one HUGE advantage of imap over EAS: it's really simple (and free) to create your own interface. But only if Google sticks to the standard ;)

Seems to be working fine now (just checked on my script).

But let me know if you know something I don't! Might save me some bug hunting ;)

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