REST-based Offline e-Mail System

Gihan Dias, Mithila Karunarathna, Madhuka Udantha, Ishara Gunathilake, Shalika Pathirathna, Tharidu Rathnayake
2013 Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network  
Over the years the Internet has grown from a research tool to a worldwide communication medium. One of the applications that has grown up with the Internet is e-mail. e-Mail has become an indispensable tool for both corporations and individuals, and web-based e-mail systems have become very popular. However, a major problem with web-based email is we cannot access them when not connected to the Internet. We have built an off-line web-based e-mail system to overcome this issue, and to provide
more » ... , and to provide fast response even over slow connections. This system is based on Representational State Transfer (REST) and maintains HTML5 local storage to store mail and meta-data in the browser without installing any plug-ins. The system records all user actions locally and synchronizes with the server when connected to the Internet.
doi:10.7125/apan.34.20 fatcat:53cj3u2mqnhbhckfyovx54pppy