Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Experience with email to forums?

Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on

This is a feature that some at my school really like and use constantly. There is also something said about integrating this mailing-list-like functionality into an OpenACS based community (allows their forum contributions to be easily listed with other contributions - and eventually earn zorkmints).

Some problems we have run into include funky characters from certain mail programs not getting converted correctly (e.g. ä, ö, etc. from Apple Mail - I think it uses rich text for content-transfer-encoding) and endless loops caused by vacation programs (this might be fixed already).

I do not think you will run into any show-stoppers that can not be fixed.

Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Another issue is bug 89, 'incoming email with wrong from address shouldn't be deleted silently', and generally a little difficulty in setting it up, since there are a bunch of components involved and frequently no informative error messages.

I worked on the vacation notice problem once but stopped half way, if someone wants to continue I can try to look up what I did so far.