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From Zachary “Gamer_Z.” Yaro <>
Subject Re: Permanently running an email client within wiab
Date Sat, 22 Jun 2013 02:21:03 GMT
If we want to make it possible for WIAB to be usable for e-mail, it seems
like it would make sense for *e-mails* sent to show up as
*waves* (or replies to waves) for the wave account.  That
would presumably mean WIAB would need to have an e-mail server in it too
(preferably designed such that it can be separated from the wave server).
 Then when the e-mail server receives an e-mail sent to a
given user, it could turn that into something to be passed to the wave

I have very limited knowledge of how these things function, but would
something like that work?

—Zachary “Gamer_Z.” Yaro

On 21 June 2013 21:38, Bruno Gonzalez (aka stenyak) <>wrote:

> Still working on the email bot... I'm at a point where I can correctly
> check for unread emails via IMAP, process their contents, and generate a
> new blip per email.
> Customary preview screenshot:
> So far so good. The problem is, the only way I can currently receive email,
> is to manually command the bot to check for new emails (i.e. I write
> "bot:recv\n" in any wave where the bot is a participant).
> Instead of this, I'd like for the bot to be checking for incoming emails
> automatically (for example, once per minute).
> I have absolutely no idea where I should put this functionality, and how.
> The thread would periodically check for emails, and suposedly sleep the
> rest of the time. Another option is for it to be ran every X seconds (maybe
> a cron job?).
> I don't know if there's other recommended way to do this.
> At first sight, I could start a thread on the constructor for my RobotAgent
> class (which I believe this would only spawn a single thread in the
> lifetime of the wiab server), and have it run an infinite loop, with a
> "sleep(40s)" after each iteration, or something.
> Thanks for any hints!
> --
> Saludos,
>      Bruno González
> _______________________________________________
> Jabber: stenyak AT

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