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Does JForum support mailing list integration?

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I'm comparing various forum software packages. The one I like the best is Jive Forums, but only because they allow 2-way mailing list integration, as well as the ability to import an existing mailing list archive.

Does JForum support something similar?

Thanks,

Matt
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No, it doesn't. This is an old requirement from some users, but there is no built in feature for that.

Rafael
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Kind of.. but it takes some tweaking to get it to work.

There is pop mail box integration package that can be set up to read mail from a pop mail box and convert them into postings on a forum. This runs as a Quartz job (jForum includes the Quartz job scheduler for various tasks).

There is no admin interface for this, but it's not too hard to set up manually. Just have to enter a few records in the database to tell it which forum maps to which mail box (e.g. server, id, password, etc).

On the outgoing side, there is a way to set up jForum to allow new topics/replies to be e-mailed to a specific users (e.g. your mailing list).

I think there is some tweaking that might need to be done here and there, depending on your mailing list software, to prevent e-mail looping. There are some postings here from folks doing this.
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As monroe said, there is in fact some sort of implementation, but it was never finished, so that's why I said before that JForum does not support it.

Rafael

[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
Marc Pare
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I am just curious. Is mailing list integration now possible? Would it be possible to add this as a feature request somewhere?

It would be great if someone/group had made this possible on their jforum site, and, documented the steps on how they went about doing this. A feature like this would be a great asset for groups/projects where the use of mailing lists were essential.

Cheers,

Marc Paré
 
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