View Full Version : IM application based on email only

02-20-2012, 07:05 PM

Complete novice here, but I am interested in creating an instant messaging application, which can add users based off their email address alone.

Does this sound possible?


02-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Can you give more details? Do you want to use an email address as the username?

02-21-2012, 01:22 PM
Essentially, I am trying to create a system whereby within an app/program, you use standard email protocols (IMAP/Pop 3) to send messages between users.

I do not want people to have to create user accounts within the app, they just simply email someone as they normally would, but this lives within a 'chat' app, like a Facebook chat or MSN, which would allow notifications etc.

Any clearer?