[Mailman-Users] Mailman < > forum ?

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Tue Dec 22 00:31:00 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 09:44:44AM +1100, John Fitzsimons wrote:
> Well, there are a few "issues" here. I am totally unfamiliar with how
> Wordpress works, I wouldn't know how/where to map anything, I don't
> have root access to the hosting site that has my Mailman install.


is the handler in Wordpress; it's quite well documented, in-line, even
if you don't understand PHP. If you know how/where your forum sorts
stuff, that might be a starting point. It doesn't need root;
although the script is typically hit by cron. 

> Those three items make things a bit difficult.  :-(
> >I can't really think of a way to maintain an up-to date email thread
> >in a forum, allowing posting to both; although, an afterthought may be
> Well, it has been done a number of times. With a number of forums. The
> trouble is that upgrading forums generally stops things working and/or
> one needs root access to install. Something not everyone has.
> Here is an example IF one wants to pay the huge cost of their
> software..
> http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=151222

well that's another candidate for justtellmethefuckingprice.com... I
really should find some time to build that.

Reading the first bit of that thread (my eyes! my eyes!), that
modification appears to be something that polls a mailbox for new
stuff and processes it as it arrives, and pushes stuff from the forum
back to mail. The "setup a separate email address to use for each
forum that you have this enabled for" line makes me think that.

> >to use NNTP for both... but that's quite perverse. 
> I would prefer to/from NNTP. Think I might start a new thread for
> that.

Based on the above (the plugin), IMAP(S) might also work.

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