The client for private message center for vBulletin-powered boards. The task was to make a tool to access private messages for vBulletin-powered message boards. Thus the software handles user authentication, downloads and stores full inbox locally with possibility to clear the remote inbox (as far as message boards often limit the inbox size), while having the full message index on local PC. The extra feature that was requested by customer was to make it capable of sending PMs and it was implemented as well within the project scope. As far as vBulletin does not provide tools for automating the job required some browser traffic sniffing to collect and analyze what data are sent and received during typical working session and then performing the same data exchange in background transparently for end-user.
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