Forum OpenACS Development: Use of Email Handler

Posted by mohammad asif noor on
Can anyone Tell me how to use Email Handler in openACS?

Which version of OpenACS is suitable for email handler?

i am using postgreSQL database.

please let me know the use of email handle and how well i can use it for any of my applications.

thanks in advance.

2: Re: Use of Email Handler (response to 1)
Posted by Jarkko Laine on

It would be easier to help if you told us what kind of applications you are talking about. You can probably make any recent version of OpenACS support your needs, but I'd say that the newer the better. If you're starting from scratch I don't see any reason why you wouldn't choose OpenACS 5.X.

3: Re: Use of Email Handler (response to 1)
Posted by mohammad asif noor on
jarkko, Actually i have an assignment for usage of email handler.

i am using openACS5.0

See, if i had been subscribed to some forums in a site, if anyone had posted anything new , it comes to my mail box and from my mail box, if i reply, it gets directly posted on the discussion or whatever forums.

I wanted to implement the above one using email handler.

Is email handler used for that purpose only? If yes, how to use it, as i had download email-handler4.0.1

if not, what is the package which is used for?
and works on which version of openACS?

call me Asif.

Thanks in Advance.

4: Re: Use of Email Handler (response to 3)
Posted by Jarkko Laine on

OpenACS forums can do that already, so if you want to do something similar, you might as well use forums as such, or modify it to meet your needs. AFAIK, email handler is quite flexible, so you can use it to the task you mentioned but it's not limited to it.

5: Re: Use of Email Handler (response to 1)
Posted by mohammad asif noor on

U had not tell me, how to use it :(.

I told u the purpose of my usage, but u had not not tell how can i use it. :((.

I mean any specific documentation of email handler, how to use it, as there is nothing available to me on web.

6: Re: Use of Email Handler (response to 5)
Posted by Jarkko Laine on
Please, stay calm, man :) Sorry, I don't know what email-handler is actually used for and what's its relationship with acs-mail (the package providing the mail functionalities in OpenACS). This document tells more about acs-mail, but seems to be rather old already. And yes, you told me your usage and I told you that OpenACS Forums package can already do that so you don't have to reinvent the wheel if you don't insist doing that. But if you are determined to use email-handler whatever it takes, I have to apologize since I can't help you more on that. Like you said, there doesn't seem to be a lot of docs around for it. I hope someone else can help you further.