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Email::Store::DBI is a Perl module for database backend to Email::Store. SYNOPSIS use Email::Store 'dbi:...'; This class is
Email::Store::DBI is a Perl module for database backend to Email::Store.
use Email::Store 'dbi:...';
This class is a subclass of Class::DBI and contains means for Email::Store-based programs to register what DSN they wish to use. It also provides for building database tables from schemas embedded in the DATA section of plug-in modules, using Class::DBI::DATA::Schema.
"Email::Store" is the ideal basis for any application which needs to deal with databases of email: archiving, searching, or even storing mail for implementing IMAP or POP3 servers.
"Email::Store" itself is a very lightweight framework, meaning it does not provide very much functionality itself; in effect, it is merely a Class::DBI interface to a database schema which is designed for storing email. Incidentally, if you don't know much about "Class::DBI", you're going to need to in order to get much out of this.
Despite its minimalist nature, "Email::Store" is incredibly powerful. Its power comes from its extensibility, through plugin modules and hooks which allow you to add new database tables and concepts to the system, and so access the mail store from a "different direction". In a sense, "Email::Store" is a blank canvas, onto which you can pick and choose (or even write!) the plugins which you want for your application.
For instance, the core "Email::Store::Entity" plugin module addresses the idea of "people" in the email universe, allowing you to search for mails to or from particular people; (despite their changing names or email addresses) "Email::Store::Thread" interfaces "Email::Store" to "Mail::Thread" allowing you to navigate mails by their position in a mail thread; the planned non-core "Email::Store::Plucene" module plugs into the indexing process and stores information about emails in a Plucene search index for quick retrieval later, and so on.
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