Forum: Linking a forum to a mailing list

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Mitchell H. (Guest)
on 2006-01-21 03:05

Basically: How do I do it?

wambat (Guest)
on 2006-02-07 17:36
I'd like to know is there any HOWTO or smth too.
Mischa (Guest)
on 2006-02-11 23:34
wambat wrote:
> I'd like to know is there any HOWTO or smth too.

As far as I can see this is what you need to do:

* Add the email address of the mailinglist to the forums table.
You have to do this manualy in your database. So either start mysql or
For example:

UPDATE forums SET list_address = 'removed_email_address@domain.invalid' WHERE

id in this case is the id of the forum that you want to use for this.

* Then you have to start process_mails.
Point it to the Maildir you want it to read with the interval (in

./script/process_mails pathto/Maildir/cur 5

This will then read all the emails addressed to the mailinglist you
defined in the forums table.
And will sleep for 5 minutes before checking again.

If you have left your site.rb untouched. You are good to go.

Otherwise you have to make sure that you have something like:

  # Should the forum send posts to the mailing list
  # (only if a forum has a list_address)
  :deliver_mail => true,
  :bounce_address => 'removed_email_address@domain.invalid',

Have phun!

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