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Send Mail to TWiki

At my company we are looking at replacing an existing project tracking/management tool with TWiki. One of the features that the existing tool provides is an easy way to archive e-mail correspondence with customers/vendors. I'm thinking of an extension with the following features:

  • Mail sent to an address on server is read by TWiki and incorporated in web.
  • Fields in the top of the message dictate what to do:
    • WEBNAME.TOPICNAME -- location in wikiweb to put the email contents
    • ACTION
      • CREATE -- create a new topic with the given name
      • ATTACH -- attach the email to an existing topic
      • INSERT -- insert the email into an existing topic
        • Provide keys to indicate the area in the topic to insert emails, if not found then just append to end of topic.
      • Allow options like NOHEADER, etc.
    • On error reply to sender with appropriate message
      • Should make their job easy (e.g. hit reply, fix what is pointed out in error, and hit send).
  • Enable feature on a web-by-web basis, disable on topic basis

-- DaveAlsup - 02 Nov 2001

We've almost finished implementing a basic SubmitTopicByEmail implementation, I reckon it will be finished within 2 weeks.

I need to construct a business case of why my company should give away the code but all things going right watch this space.

Once it is done it should provide a good basis from which to add the ACTIONs you describe.

-- MartinCleaver - 02 Nov 2001

The code is available at MailInAddOn.

-- MartinCleaver - 25 May 2002

Thanks Martin, I've been watching that topic, now I just need to find a few hours to play with it... Will let you know how it turns out.

-- DaveAlsup - 27 May 2002

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