The Unweb Project
Unweb is a set of Perl modules designed to 1) parse web-based
services and 2) optionally serve their content using standard well-established
protocols. This allows standard clients to access services which would
otherwise be unavailable.
Unweb is hasn't been developed actively and is currently mostly an idea.
Please see the links near the end of this page for similar programs.
Web-based e-mail suddenly became several times more useful. Unweb's
ultimate goal is to make any service on
through one of the server modules.
- Unweb::Mail::Dummy - test module, always returns same messages
- Unweb::Mail::Yahoo - in development
- Unweb::Mail::Excite - planned
- Unweb::Mail::MBOX - planned, for Unix mbox files
- Unweb::Mail::Altavista - planned
- Unweb::Mail::Snap mail - planned
- Unweb::Mail::Mailcity / Lycos - planned
- Unweb::Mail::Go - planned
- Unweb::Mail::Xoom - planned
- Unweb::Mail::POPServer - functional, serves POP3 for receiving
- Unweb::Mail::SMTPServer - planned, for sending
- Unweb::Mail::IMAPServer - planned, but low priority
Other parsers not part of Unweb:
- FetchYahoo can parse
- OmniBiff can parse
MBOX (UNIX) mail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Excite, My-Deja, BusinessWeekMail
Go, Alta-Vista, and Visto. However OmniBiff is implemented in Java,
requiring the parsers to be reimplemented in Perl for use in Unweb.
- Express Mail@Mate
claims it can check mail from Microsoft Exchange, Outlook w/ Exchange server,
Novell Group Wise, and Yahoo mail.
For parsing web-based forums. Presently no work has been done in this area.
- Unweb::Forum::NNTPServer - planned, for Netnews/Usenet