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EMFS: Repurposing SMTP and IMAP for Data Storage and Synchronization [article]

William Woodruff
2016 arXiv   pre-print
These services often command price-to-storage ratios significantly higher than the market rate for physical storage, as well as increase the surface area for data leakage.  ...  In place of this consumer-unfriendly status quo, I propose using widely available, well standardized email protocols like SMTP and IMAP in conjunction with free email service providers to store, synchronize  ...  Introduction Remote storage and synchronization of data, commonly referred to as "cloud" storage, has become increasingly popular with companies and consumers alike as both a redundancy measure and as  ... 
arXiv:1602.00615v1 fatcat:4bcjchrn7jaqfkzjopjxlshxga