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From Jim Janson <jjan...@adelphia.net>
Subject Re: Store mail in Maildir repository from Mailet
Date Mon, 05 May 2003 16:32:33 GMT

Thanks for the suggestion. 

I think it is possible to handle this with a cron job but I think that
solution has a couple drawabacks.  It would introduce a lag from
mail delivery until it is put into maildir format.  It also would be
much more resource intensive since the mail would be stored
twice; once in FileStreamStore file and then in maildir file.  After
conversion the FileStreamStore file would have to be deleted.


>that is perhaps stupid, but as you can already send the mails to a local
>file system what about making a small cronned script that takes the
>files stored in the FileStreamStore files and concatenate them into a
>On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 21:10, Jim Janson wrote:
>>We currently have a SqWebMail/qmail system to provide
>>web based mail for our users.  All mail is accessed using
>>SqWebMail, i.e.  no POP3 access.  We would like to
>>move to using James as our mail server primarily for the Mailet
>>support.   There are some mail processing things we'd like
>>to do and the Mailet API is a great match.
>>We have invested some effort into customizing/branding
>>the SqWebMail interface and would prefer not to have to
>>replace it in the short term.  Eventually, we'll probably replace
>>it with an IMP based solution.  The problem is that SqWebMail
>>only deals with getting mail from Maildir mailboxes and James
>>does not currently support this storage format.  I know that
>>James is looking at using JavaMail for it's mail repository in
>>the V3 timeframe but my needs are more immediate; say 1-2
>>It occurred to me that I might be able to write a Mailet that
>>will take local mail and, using JavaMaildir, write the mail into
>>the appropriate Maildir mailbox.  With the mail in the Maildir
>>mailboxes, SqWebMail users can access it as before.
>>So, I have a couple questions on this approach.  I know it
>>seems a little quirky but given the contraints, does it make
>>sense?  Has anyone done anything like this before?

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