Monday, February 6, 2012

More freelance experience

I think you'll find this tip quite handy if you ever need to download all of the emails from a GMAIL inbox.

Don't use POP3, use IMAP!!
Google has a problem with their POP3, it will only let you access part of your entire messages!
It simply doesn't handle 1000 messages like IMAP does, oh and IMAP has great SSL.

It's easy to use in C#, I used the ActiveUp mail library and provided a nice GUI for my client so he could do his parsing.

As you might have guessed it inserts the parsed data into an excel spreadsheet for the client.