I’ve been wanting to write my own email notifier in AIR for a long time, but without support for encrypted sockets, it wasn’t easy to do. But now that AIR 2 added the new
SecureSocket class, I was able to write a pretty functional email notifier in just a couple of days:
SecureSocket class extends
Socket, so MenuMail can use either encrypted or non-encrypted sockets without really having to know the difference:
this.socket = (this.secure) ? new SecureSocket() : new Socket();
The MenuMail application, and all the code for MenuMail, will be available on Adobe Labs after the AIR 2 public beta launch (which is very close!).