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Is there a perl module to create thunder mail client extensions?

by balakrishnan (Monk)
on Jan 02, 2009 at 14:14 UTC ( #733756=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
balakrishnan has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi monks,
Suggest me the perl module which could be useful to create the thunderbird mail client extensions.
Whenever i read mails in my inbox, the corresponding attachments should open up automatcally. I like to have this in mail client application.
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Re: Is there a perl module to create thunder mail client extensions?
by Corion (Pope) on Jan 02, 2009 at 14:16 UTC

    Thunderbird extensions are written in Javascript, not in Perl.

    Personally, I manage my IMAP accounts by using Net::IMAPClient and use that as a spam filter. Together with MIME::Parser, you can also extract and open attachments immediately. But to integrate that closely with Thunderbird, you will need to program in Javascript. Also, automatically opening attachments is a vast security hole which will allow executables to automatically run under your security context, which is a bad idea.

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