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From Norman Maurer <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SMTP for user->app notification
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:11:04 GMT
Hi there,

maybe this is helpful for you:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-831

Bye,
Norman


2011/1/18 Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org>:
> 2011/1/18  <cstansbury@gmail.com>:
>> I'm the developer of a web-based application and am looking into what it
>> would take for me to be able to provide each of my users with their own
>> application-specific email address so that they could send email to my site
>> that would then reformat the message into something more appropriate (much
>> like Posterous allows you to add blog entries via email).
>>
>> Is this a "use case" that is common for James, and if not, how easy is it to
>> hook into the framework system so that I don't have to poll a database
>> constantly (but can instead receive email "events" and react accordingly)?
>
> Yes. I have had this very use case solved by writing a custom mailet
> that does an HTTP call to the final website after having parsed the
> message.
> When interacting with a website I prefer to do this "mail to web"
> translation instead of embedding james in the application server and
> use simple java calls.
>
> At the most extreme you could write a simple mailet that POST the
> whole mimemessage AS-IS to a given use and leave all of the logic on
> the web side: this is up to you.
>
> Stefano
>
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