Feature add: Web service for listing email
So, as of this afternoon there is a functional proof-of-concept that exposes the IMAP message list as a web service.
Querying a url (which will likely end up being something like gophermail.umn.edu/recent?range=X) will give you an XML doc that contains the most recent X (in range=X) number of messages for the username that is currently logged into UMN Central Auth Hub in that browser. Likely representation will be something like arrival time, sender, and subject, and a url to jump into viewing that message in Gophermail.
This has been something that's been requested for MyU, among other things. Looks like it will be do-able.