Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: Excellent New Site

5: Re: Re: Excellent New Site (response to 3)
Posted by Bart Teeuwisse on
--Notifications has a feature that you can reply to a forums message via e-mail.--


whenever I reply to a notification by e-mail my message bounces with the following message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. vpopmail (#5.1.1)

Is the reply by e-mail feature currently in place?


Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Apparently reply-by-email isn't set up yet. Judging from the comments in the file notifications/tcl/notifications-security-procs.tcl that is propably responsible for dealing with incoming replies it wouldn't be a good idea to activate this at a public site now, because the security checks necessary to make sure that a reply really came from the user that s/he claims to be are not implemented yet. Or maybe the code in that file should serve another purpose and I'm missing something, but there are procs like this in it:
    ad_proc -public can_notify_object_p {
        {-user_id ""}
    } { 
        # hack
        return 1
Posted by Roberto Mello on
Bart, reply-by-email is not setup yet. I forgot to mention that in my previous e-mail.