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From "Steve Short" <ssh...@postx.com>
Subject RE: Store mail in Maildir repository from Mailet
Date Fri, 02 May 2003 19:31:25 GMT

You could do this or you could create a new mail repository within James
that uses maildir as the storage mechanism instead of either JDBC or
flat files, then you can simply configure James to use the maildir
repository. If you have the source, take a look at the files in the
package org.apache.james.mailrepository.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Janson [mailto:jjanson@adelphia.net] 
> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 12:11 PM
> To: james-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Store mail in Maildir repository from Mailet
> Hi,
> 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 months.
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jim

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