Forum OpenACS Q&A: Incoming emails

Posted by Iuri Sampaio on
Hi there,

We are setting up a mail server to receive emails and we got curious what would be the best approach to take, and how openacs community developers customize their mail systems.

From the first view, i thought it could be a good idea to set Maildir at the root directory of oacs system. Together with the source code: www/ content-repository-content-files/ packages/ and etc.

But the thing is that mail systems don't get customized that way on a per application basis

any wise ideas?

2: Re: Incoming emails (response to 1)
Posted by Steffen Tiedemann Christensen on
It depends on what kind of system you're setting up I guess. And which kinds of mails you're getting.

At 23 we receive photo uploads via email through qmail. Qmail acts a an SMTP server and pipes all mail to a Python script, which interprets the content of the mail. Then individual photos are added to the openacs system through XML-RPC. (We're switching from qmail to Postfix soon; the principle is the same though.)