OT: archive mail functionality for windows?

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at chime.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 9 13:39:53 GMT 2006

Diane Rolland wrote:
> Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> Diane Rolland wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We have a custom application that utilizes the archive mail function
>>> in MailScanner.  Basically any email sent to a particular address is
>>> archived in MailScanner.  The application then processes the email
>>> messages in the Archive directory and integrates them into the
>>> application.  It also handles the file attachments.
>>> Now, our issue is needing to port this application to Windows.  I am
>>> not at all familiar with any options that might be available to do
>>> this.  If someone might have some suggestions, please let me know.
>>> Thank you for your time,
>>> Diane
>> Diane
>> what's  the application written in? perl, C ..???
> The application is in php/mysql.
>> besides 'archiving' the email somewhere else, what else does it do.
>> If it needs to be accessed via windows then why not write a html
>> interface to it then it's available on most platforms.  
> The archive is just a temporary holding place so that the php application
> can parse the raw email files in the archive directory.  It can take
> attached documents and them make them available to the web based php/mysql
> application.  The attached documents are not available outside the
> application (i.e. you cannot browse to them on a file share).

OK!  So my question is what do you mean by 'application'?

Are your referring to the whole infrastructure including MailScanner or 
are you just talking about your php app?

Anthony Peacock
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