I’ve been googling to try and find information on implementing an IMAP client (especially in Python). I ran across a post to the Twisted-Python mailing list which pretty well sums up why there aren’t any good* IMAP clients in existence.
Don’t expect CherryMail** to save you anytime soon…
* Sure Thunderbird and Evolution handle IMAP alright, but you still have to handle them with care.
** My CherryMail post has already made it to the 2nd search result returned for “uglier than squirrelmail“… excellent…***
*** When I’m frustrated, I get distracted easily and end up blogging with lots of asterisks.