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Author Topic: Looking for an SMF Mod  (Read 1141 times)


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Looking for an SMF Mod
« on: April 29, 2010, 07:55:18 PM »
Hello everybody, I'm looking for a SimpleMachines.org forum addon/modification.

If notifications are enabled, when someone posts a new thread (or replies to one), I receive an email with the contents of the post. I would like to be able to reply to such emails, and my replies be posted in the thread (as a reply).

There was an old addon that did exactly this, but it no longer functions. The machine i'm using runs freebsd.

If anybody is interested in throwing something like this together, I've got some donation coder credits that are gathering unwanted dust.

mods: If this is in the wrong section, I appologize, please move it to the appropriate section.


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Re: Looking for an SMF Mod
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 10:50:00 PM »
As I recall there have been several older mods that tried to do this, not only with SMF but other forum systems. I was interested in the same functionality myself at one point. At the time there weren't any fully mature, "production ready" options that integrated with major forums; mostly what I found were more specialized systems that blended forum and "mailing list" functionality.

Anyway the reason I'm posting isn't just to tell you a bunch of largely irrelevant historical mumblings, but rather to say that - from the impression I got with previous research - it seems to be a rather complex thing to do right, what with parsing arbitrary email text and whatnot. So it may be a bit outside the scope of a credit-driven type of project. In fact the last one I remember for SMF involved several developers and was incomplete after more than a year of (admittedly intermittent) development. That being said, I do hope there are existing options!

This SMF thread probably covers the discussion thus far:
more discussion

And here's one that only works for phpBB, but version 2.0 in development is supposed to work for SMF and other systems more generically: http://mail2forum.com/about/

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