[REBOL] Re: Command SSL to read your web mail
From: jmalv:ho:tmail at: 8-Mar-2002 1:21
Thanks for answering, I think my previous post was not clear.
I have succesfully logged in to hotmail with a simple HTML form that
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
>From: "G. Scott Jones" <[gscottjones--mchsi--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> > 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
> > hotmail.
>I was just thinking about you today, in that I don't see you posting as
>as you used to.
>You have a good question, and I don't know the answer. But the http login
>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
>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.
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