[Mailman-Developers] hooking mailman into bbs forum
Steel City Phantom
scphantm at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 4 22:31:45 CET 2004
i am in the planning stages of building a knowledge storage system. i
have decided to organize the data and the discussions in a forum type
layout and i want an email interaction with the PHP pages on the forum.
so my question is this, does anyone know of any effort to port the
message archive systems in mailman to MySQL? the reason i want to use
mailman is i have used it in the past for various lists and really like
its speed and stability. when it comes to a distribution list, i really
don't want to reinvent the wheel. i don't want my web server or my
JBoss server to have to deal with emailing people every day. i want
that to be a third server sitting in the network handling that task.
the plan i have been kicking around is my PHP and JBoss systems would
automatically create a mailman list for every forum subject. for the
users, i will create another interface where they can opt to be emailed
all the discussions that happen in the forum. when they opt in, the
scripts will create a user for that person in the list. The PHP
interface will be set up so when someone goes into the interface to post
a topic or reply, it will save it to the database and send a copy to the
mailman list. that email that is sent to mailman will have hidden
fields in the HTML that will be used if the person replys to the email
in order to track the threading and such in the database.
up to this point, its easy enough, now the hard part.
if someone replys to the email they receive from mailman, how to i get
mailman to either post the reply into the mysql database, or another
option will be send my JBoss servlet the email formatted into some kind
of xml that the JBoss can use to post into the forum.
if anyone can point me into a direction to do this, it would help me a
lot. i just downloaded 2.1.5 and am starting to find my way around the
code, but that will take a while.
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