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Yahoo mail API

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named youhavemail.gifYahoo is announcing a new open API for mail. Interested to hear what people think. I was briefed on it earlier today. Permalink to this paragraph

A QuickTime screencast with Ryan Kennedy, Jeremy Zawodny and Matt McAlister from Yahoo, explaining the API and what they can do.  Permalink to this paragraph

It sounded to me like the API allowed developers to create new user interfaces or "skins" for Yahoo's mail, through SOAP or JSON interfaces, but they said that it could do more than that.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'd like to see another huge Internet infrastructure company provide what Amazon does with S3, and Yahoo certainly qualifies. This API is not that, but it's still a good thing that more of the user-level services on the net are being opened through APIs. And Yahoo is one of the leaders in that effort.  Permalink to this paragraph

Wes Felter: "The standard API for email is IMAP." Permalink to this paragraph

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