Feature #498

Create ability to respond to forum posts by email

Added by Matt Gold over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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We've had a user request the ability to respond to forum posts by email. Is this possible? How much development time do you think it would take to implement, and what issues (regarding passwords, logins, etc.) could affect our ability to implement this?

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #246: Post by emailResolved2010-05-17


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

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Anything is possible.

This one is hard. Would need to find a pre-made solution for parsing incoming emails, which can be quite complex. The BP part would not be very hard.

#2 Updated by Ron Rennick over 11 years ago

The way post by email works is you set the from email address in the blog/site settings and only email from that address can post. That method wouldn't work here. In addition to the parsing, you would need a key hashing and recognition system (similar to activation keys) to attach replies to the correct user, thread & post.

#3 Updated by Ron Rennick over 11 years ago

I don't think the post by email core plugin had much traction. The codex page says it needs updating, but that may be because some filters and constants were added in 3.0.

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