Convenient asynchronous read-only interface to GMail
IMPORTANT: This is a work in progress and will not function properly.
by Erich Blume email@example.com
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Coming soon - it should follow the standard
npm routines, but I am new to
npm and may have made mistakes.
The testing suite for this library is a bit more complicated to set up then one would normally want, due to the fact that any tests that don't connect to a live GMail account are rather fragile. The following steps should make it easier, but unfortunately they are likely to break for people other than me at first. Input on this is welcome.
In order to set up the testing environment, first create (or have) a Google Mail (GMail.com) mail account. Then create a
test/test_settings.json file in the format perscribed by
Next, make sure you have a at least one recieved email. Additionally you need emails that (and these CAN be all just one email) have at least one attachment, and have at least one GMail label.
Once this is done, run
npm install to create a module bundle in
./node_modules, and then run
npm test to run the test suites. They should all pass - if they do not, please file a bug!
For now, check out the
test/ directory for usage examples. The API is extremely unstable right now, please do not rely on it being stable until further notice. As of this writing, the API is also exceedingly limited - it only allows you to asynchronously loop over every single email in your account. I am unlikely to add new functionality until people ask for it, as this is the only functionality I need for an application I am writing. I'll add more when I get to it, or much sooner if you ask for it. (I am likely to drop everything and help you if you ask, because that really excites me!)