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[REBOL] Re: Command SSL to read your web mail

From: jmalv:ho:tmail at: 8-Mar-2002 1:21

Scott, Thanks for answering, I think my previous post was not clear. I have succesfully logged in to hotmail with a simple HTML form that initiates a https action (with no Javascript). I will try tomorrow to initiate a SSL connection with Command and see whether I can parse the HTML ( I would have to store the cookies to read the inbox, etc which I am not so familiar ) Any ideas welcome THanks again
>From: "G. Scott Jones" <[gscottjones--mchsi--com]> >Reply-To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> >Subject: [REBOL] Re: Command SSL to read your web mail >Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 17:23:50 -0600 > >GSJ> > Accessing Hotmail thru http, if I recall correctly, >GSJ> > requires a combination >GSJ> > of cookie management and javascript, thereby effectively >GSJ> > eliminating the use >GSJ> > of REBOL. I've not investigated the optional pop access. > > > >From: "Graham Chiu" > > I wonder how Windows messenger does it ... as it is unlikely > > to be using javascript to determine that you have new > > hotmail. > >Hi, Graham, > >I was just thinking about you today, in that I don't see you posting as >much >as you used to. > >You have a good question, and I don't know the answer. But the http login >appears to use JavaScript to manage the SSL login, and then a computer >generated key is used to identify the user, and the key is managed >dynamically. A regular http connection is used after the log on. I am >assuming that the cookie is storing the updated keys as they are generated, >but I have not checked further into this possibility. The additional kink >(again if I recall correctly) is that trying to access the site through the >standard web http interface requires following redirected url's, which >requires the http scheme hack that Maarten (I think) and I kind of batted >around last spring. I guess Messenger could do a quick check with https >(or >a private channel??? Packet sniffer, anyone?). Outlook Express uses an >http address for its sign in, so I can only assume that it is doing >something similar. I guess I shouldn't have answered J M's mail, but I was >trying to be helpful. > >Regards, >--Scott Jones > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. >
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