June 13, 2018
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Despite the popularity of micro blogging, instant messaging and social networks, email still plays a huge role in communicating across the internet. This fact is not lost on the big players, who are actively looking for ways to add value to their email services. We have already reported on some changes Google have made to Gmail by implementing the OAuth protocol to make it more open and secure for external access, but it seems that Yahoo beat them to the post, who have also implemented OAuth for their Yahoo Mail API.
The API allows developers to access and manipulate Gmail much like they would a database, performing CRUD operations on email messages as well as attachments, drafts, threads and labels.