well you could write a program to fetch from
a pop3 or imap account and let the user enter in the server details and
username and password for the email account. The problem is that your
program will need to run outside of the rails environment - or at least
be activated from outside, because you probably want it to poll the
account rather than just check it when someone goes on the website.
Ruby has libraries Net::IMAP and Net::POP, which provide all the
commands for retriving from accounts, but obviously you still need to
write an admin console so the user can tell the application where to
get things from.
Garrett Murray wrote: