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hello all,
I have seen many posts based on email gatewaying. i have come across some issues and i have not been able to resolve them. i would like to share those issues with this community. I am sure someone must have worked on it or atleast have some idea about it.
the 1st issue is about user registration. how can we cope with user registrations?
if i have hosted a mailing list on my forum, how can i know that a user has registered with the mailing list? the user may register on the mailing list from the forum and then later on he may withdraw his subscription from mailing list via email. so how are we going to keep track of the mailing list subscribers?

secondly, how can i, the owner of the forum, confirm that a user's post has been accepted by the mailing list? the emails are sent to the mailing list on behalf of the user and not with some email id of the forum. so the mailing list is going to send responses to the user, and not the forum.
so how can we keep track of the posts??

any help will be appreciated. these are design issues and i hope this can be also helpful in developing these features in jforum.

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ok here is how i look at it.

for email gatewaying we must have configured an inbox that can receive the emails from the mailing list which can then be posted on the appropriate forum and topic. when our user posts something on a forum that is associated with the email, jforum forwards it to the mailing list on behalf of the user, now if the user is subscribed on the mailing list, his email will be forwarded to all the subscribers including the jforum inbox. when we receive the email in jforum's inbox, we can come to know that the user was registered on the mailing list and that his post has been posted successfully on the mailing list. otherwise we can tell the user that his post is pending because either he is not a subscriber of the mailing list or the post does not match the rules of the mailing list.

any better ideas???
[originally posted on jforum.net by test895]
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It is an idea, but consider that it is very likely that if someone is trying to use email gatewaying a they also don't want to maintain a mailinglist (I say that based on real experience).

Have you looked at JForum's mail integration prototype code? (net.jforum.api.integration.pop)

Rafael
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yes rafael, i have taken a look at it and i had asked about that in one of my posts on the forum. actually i m working as a consultant for a company and i have developers who work under my supervision. i just have to provide the solution. however i would like to learn more about net.jforum.api.integration.pop so that i can better guide my developers. i can also share my solution and code with you ppl.
[originally posted on jforum.net by test895]
 
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