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JForum integration with NNTP and Lotus Notes

 
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Hi, Can anyone tell me if JForum integrates with NNTP?

I would also like to interact with the forums via email (have a thread sent to me via email, submit contributions to threads via email). Does JForum integrate with email systems? I use Lotus Notes at work and integration with that is a key requirement for me.

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Nope, it does not, so far.

Do you have any experiencie in such integrations, or some other information that may come to help us?

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I don't have any experience of such an integration. My question is motivated by performing such an integration at my work.

One reason that forum software has not taken off here before is that it didn't seemlessly integrate with the current environment. This meant that users had to use an unfamiliar environment that was "outside" what they normally used, creating overhead for them, e.g., getting information in and out of it. Therefore, it wasn't used.

So, you may like to consider a nice modular architecture to allow integration with other systems.

Thanks.
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Explain what you call of "modular architecture to allow integration". I can think of a dozen possible and very different answers ;)

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Hello,

I am searching a Forumsoftware, which integrates many NNTP groups into the forum and make them searchable. Additionally an integration of a mailinglist would also be very fine!

just take a look at the ubuntu-forum, which itself has the ability to post a Mail into a mailinglist and this mail will also be available in the forum. Now a user can answer the mail in the ML or the mail can be answered online in the forum, which itself forwards a copy to the mailing list.

Why?
New users are more familiar with Webfrontends, here the JForum. But experienced users often want to use MLs or maybe NNTP-Server.

Is there any plugin to integrate NNTP, and/or a mailinglist into the forum?

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No, unfortunately there isn't any plugin for that currently. It is possible to develop one (in fact, there is a heavy work done on top of POP3 already)..

Help on this is wanted.

Rafael
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Hi,

Heavy work on top of pop3?
Is there already an integration to a mailinglist? This would be also fine for the first step.



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Yes, there is. You can take a look on the CVS code for that.

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Hello,

I was just searching for a pop3 and a nntp integration in jforum, and found this thread. This integration would be really fine!
Is there any pinpoint, there I could start in the CVS? I just want to figure out how "compilated" it is.

cu,
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Start looking at src/net/jforum/api/integration/mail/pop

There you will find all classes. Also, take a look at Admin Panel -> Forums -> (Insert | Edit)..

Just note that you have to edit templates/default/admin/forum_form.htm and enable the hidden div that contains the form field to POP3 integration..
It is hidden because the feature will not ship with JForum 2.1.7

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Hello Rafael,

will the pop3 be part of the 3.0 release?
If so, is the 3.0 release already feature freezed?

My next question is based on the short overview I have now of the code. Am I right, that jforum "only" supports read access to a given pop3 account? A post in the webforum would not also result in a post to a mailinglist/smtp account?

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Hello Rafael,

I have installed it, added the hidden div, but I have no idea there to configure the pop3 account? (I am running on CVS version 2006-12-11)

There was another tag, which was disabled <#if false && mailIntegration?exists>. I have removed the false, but the checkbox has no effect.
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R2D2 wrote:Hello Rafael,

will the pop3 be part of the 3.0 release?
If so, is the 3.0 release already feature freezed?



Version 3.0 is 10% done ;)

R2D2 wrote:
My next question is based on the short overview I have now of the code. Am I right, that jforum "only" supports read access to a given pop3 account? A post in the webforum would not also result in a post to a mailinglist/smtp account?

bye



Hmm.. well, POP3 doesn't integrate to a mailing list, but only provides an email interface for the web forum. In other words, when you create / edit a forum, you provide an email address for that forum, which then users can use to send messages.
JForum will then fetch emails from that account, write on the web forum, and send notifcation emails to all watching users.

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R2D2 wrote:Hello Rafael,

I have installed it, added the hidden div, but I have no idea there to configure the pop3 account? (I am running on CVS version 2006-12-11)

There was another tag, which was disabled <#if false && mailIntegration?exists>. I have removed the false, but the checkbox has no effect.



When you click on the checkbox, it should turn visible a hidden part of the table, where you can fill the POP3 information for that forum.

If it is not working.. well, then you have some code to debug ;)

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Hello Rafael,

could you please give me a working version of the mailintegration?
I expect it was running on your machine, therefore it would be fine and kind if you could give me exactly that version.
I am not much familiar with the project, and I am not a javascript guru. Therefore i don't know how and there to start to debug due to the error it seems to be in JS.

Please send me a working version, so I can start my investigations.
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I can't send you a "working version", sorry. It would require too much time to prepare and test something that it's not planned for 2.1.7

What I can do is give you some general instructions:

:arrow: The source code is located at net/jforum/api/integration/mail/pop

:arrow: The action file that handles that is net/jforum/view/admin/ForumAction.java, and the methods that make use of it are edit(), editSave() and insertSave()

:arrow: Please note that the call to the pop3 integration methods are commented, so you have to comment them out

:arrow: The template that uses it is templates/defaut/admin/forum_form.htm, where you will find the following code in the end of the file:



Please remove the "false &&" part.

:arrow: In the file WEB-INF/config/SystemGlobals.properties set the key mail.pop3.integration.enabled to true

Still at forum_form.htm, remove the HTML comments located in lines 163 and 211.

That's all. To test it, fill the required data for each forum and send an email to configured address. To force fetching of emails, go to the Admin Index page (welcome.htm) and remove the comments from the lines



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