We are pleased to announce the availability of YQL tables for Y! Mail.
If you (the developer) wanted to use the Yahoo! Mail API before today, you first would have to know the APIs, form the request (JSON/SOAP), and cook it up before sending the request to the server. But that game has just changed.
YQL tables for Y! Mail allow developers to access Y! Mail data using YQL queries. Using the YQL Mail tables, all you need to do is execute one query, for example:
select * from ymail.messages
This query will get the list of messages from your Inbox (by default). Similarly, to get folders all we need to do is
select * from ymail.folders
Now, these are simple queries. Imagine you also get the power of mail search with this. For example,
select * from ymail.messages where attachmenttype='jpeg'
select * from ymail.messages where query='yahoo'
These queries help you narrow down your search to more granular content.
It gets even more interesting if you are able to do subselects —Read More »from New YQL tables for Y! Mail