Concerning Yahoo Groups It would be great if the functions: 1.check_auth verify auth|boolean 2. get_auth_token frob|string 3. get_group_messages type*start |strings [type=individualORtitle] [start=distant from most recent] 4.get_message_stream root message index |string 5.get_individual_message message index|string 6. add_message titleANDsubjectANDcontent |strings 7. reply_message message indexANDcontent |strings 8. delete_message message index|string 9. signout nsid|string
existed in a service "YgroupsAccessor", allowing a user to: check if they have the authority to be in a certain group, get an authorization token, list a certain number of messages, add a message, reply to a message, and delete a message.
yahoo groups does not have an API so it may be impossible to create but I thought what better place to ask.
BUT, yahoo mail does have an API, since the FlickrUploader service accesses the Flickr API, I can not imagine it difficult to replicate the code to fit for Mail API. Mail is yahoo's biggest service, it would be great for developers to have these functions in a service that they could use so easily. These are the functions I think the service should have. 1.check_auth verify auth|boolean 2. get_auth_token frob|string 3. get _folders no parameters- returns folders with an index 4. get_mail_messages_from_folder folder indexANDstart|string default:inbox 4. compose_mail sendersANDreceiversANDtitleANDsubjectANDbody |string 5. reply_mail mail indexANDbody |string 6. delete_mail mail index |string 7. signout nsid|string
I did this sloppy but if flickr can be accessed so can other API's though it would be great if groups could Please help me develop these I imagine if I manipulate the FlickrUploader code to fit for Mail, using the Ruby installation I could do it.
As for groups, that is probably beyond browserplus to assists for the API does not exists but it never hurts to ask right?