Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LinkedIn’s IMAP Proxy for MobileMail

Martin Kleppmann:

Intro’s approach of proxying IMAP is a novel way of delivering software to users. It operates at the limit of what is technically possible, but it has a big advantage: we can enhance the apps you already use.

The iOS Mail app doesn’t support plug-ins, so LinkedIn built a server that intercepts messages between your mail server and your iPhone so that it can inject content and controls directly into the message body.

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