OT: archive mail functionality for windows?
drolland at kdinet.com
Thu Nov 9 13:58:36 GMT 2006
Anthony Peacock wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> Thank you for your time,
>>> 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
> CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
> WWW: http://www.chime.ucl.ac.uk/~rmhiajp/
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I suppose my challenge is finding a way to get mailed delivered to a
filesystem so that the php application can parse the raw mail files. On our
Linux platforms we use MailScanner's archive to file functionality to do
The php will run on either linux or windows web server, so the need I have
is how to get the mail delivered to a file location where it is accessible
to the php scripts.
There isn't necessarily an Exchange server in the picture either, so maybe
I'm needing to look at some sort of mail server??
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