The CData ADO.NET Provider for Email implements the EmailProviderFactory class to enable you to write generic data access code to IMAP through the ADO.NET base classes.
Creating Data Access Objects with EmailProviderFactory
The following sections show how to use the EmailProviderFactory class to create objects like EmailConnection, EmailCommand, and EmailDataAdapter in a generic way.
Register and Configure DbConnections
Register the provider to the configuration context and define the DbProviderFactory and DbConnection objects. See Creating DbConnections for a guide.
Querying Using DbCommands
Executing DbCommands describes how to use an existing DbProviderFactory and DbConnection object to execute queries to IMAP.