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What is sent to Yahoo Mail when I click on "next" or "previous"?

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I have more than 4,000 pieces of email in my Yahoo account. I
would like to write a program to download them all. In order to
write such a program, I need to know a few things.

1. After I fill out userid, password, and click on "login", what
exactly is sent to Yahoo?

2. When I click on "next" to fetch the next mail, what exactly is
sent to Yahoo?

Are these info in the html source code? I took a look at it but
couldn't find anything.
Aug 27 '05 #1
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John Smith wrote:
I have more than 4,000 pieces of email in my Yahoo account. I
would like to write a program to download them all.
It would be easier and faster to just pay to POP3 access.
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/pop/pop-40.html
In order to write such a program, I need to know a few things.

1. After I fill out userid, password, and click on "login", what
exactly is sent to Yahoo?
I would suggest reading a forms tutorial, but Yahoo! have some JavaScript
playing games when the form is submitted. I suggest installing some form of
HTTP proxy that lets you view requests. It should be easy enough to write
one with, for example, the HTTP::Proxy module from CPAN.
2. When I click on "next" to fetch the next mail, what exactly is
sent to Yahoo?
No fiddly stuff here, aside from the cookie Yahoo! uses for authentication.
Its a regular link.
Are these info in the html source code?


Yes.

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Aug 27 '05 #2

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John Smith wrote:
I have more than 4,000 pieces of email in my Yahoo account. I
would like to write a program to download them all. In order to
write such a program, I need to know a few things.

1. After I fill out userid, password, and click on "login", what
exactly is sent to Yahoo?

2. When I click on "next" to fetch the next mail, what exactly is
sent to Yahoo?


Or you could use existing software to do this.

http://fetchyahoo.sourceforge.net/
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