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From Albin Stigo <>
Subject Re: CouchDB SMTP server integration
Date Mon, 16 May 2011 11:56:17 GMT
I have done this.

A very easy and secure way of doing this is to use some kind of
"stock" smtp server ie. Postfix and set the mailbox_command to a
custom script then inserts the mail into couchdb.

I used python since python has a good email parsing library, and
couchdb library, couchdbkit.


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Olafur Arason <> wrote:
> The easiest way to integrate it would be using node.js as the front end:
> and then storing the content in couchdb. Even adding a listener to _changes
> to monitor for new messages to be send.
> If you know erlang you can try integrating something like:
> But of course it cant impact the speed of couchdb to be integrated.
> Regards,
> Olafur Arason
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 01:20, Andrew Stuart (SuperCoders)
> <> wrote:
>> I saw some old messages in the mailing list archive referring to CouchDB as
>> a mail store.
>> I'm interested in finding out if this went anywhere.
>> Specifically, has anyone done anything to integrate and SMTP server into
>> couchdb?  Is there any code out there that writes RFC822 messages into
>> couchdb?
>> thanks
>> as

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