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Email Archivingby Dru (Hermit)
|on May 31, 2007 at 17:09 UTC||Need Help??|
Dru has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've been tasked to create a method to have all of my team's email archived to a website.
What I was planning on doing, is creating a new generic email address, ie firstname.lastname@example.org, and adding that email address to our team's internal mail group. So anytime someone emails this internal group (ie. MyTeam), a copy of the message is sent to email@example.com and then some super duper software/script retrieves that message from the inbox and post it to a webpage in a listserv type format with search capabilities.
The closes thing that I found is the following: http://sourceforge.net/projects/php-mail-arc/ (written in Perl and PHP), which sounds like exactly what I want, but the downside is it's written for a postgres db while I'm using mysql (I built Apache and PHP to support mysql, not postgres and I'm currently using mysql for a number of other web things and I would prefer not to run two separate databases), plus the code hasn't been updated since 2000!
I'm looking for suggestions before I dive into this code and convert it for mysql and any other Frankenstein modifications which it will undoubtfully need.
P.S. I know this isn't entirely Perl related, but I believe it's Perlish enough (not to get me flamed) and I trust the monks opinion more then anyone else's when it comes to TMTOWTDI type issues.
P.P.S. I did a super search and this Managing a Personal Email Archive is the closes thing I found, but this is more for personal archival and the post is also quite out of date.
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