OT again... is there an IMAP expert in the house?

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Wed Jan 30 05:33:12 CET 2002


Quoth "Chris Gonnerman" <chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net>:
| "Donn Cave" <donn at u.washington.edu> wrote in message
| news:<a36rg9$570$1 at nntp6.u.washington.edu>...
|
|> You'd have to train the users to avoid reply by SMTP.  There might
|> also be a problem with client seen/unseen expiration, if you want
|> people to keep seeing that message until it's answered or something.
|
| This is unlikely to work, as the replies will need to be directed back
| to the original sender via email.  Issue tracking software seems to be
| the best choice right now.

I'm sure, but not for that reason.  If you're up for writing or
adapting your own NNTP service, and it's going to process incoming
posts as previously described, it should be no great problem to
gate a followup back via email to the originating party, plus anyone
else you have in mind.  (Or as another followup suggested, the users
could CC via email, as they're likely to do half the time anyway, but
it seems better to me to keep that out of the hands of the users and
their bone headed email/news software.)

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com



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