Re: Implementing a mailing-list and librelist source code
- Juan Luis Cano
- 2015-03-30 @ 20:30
On 2015-03-30 21:36, Aurélien Aptel wrote:
> I'm trying to make an email user interface for a toy project of mine.
> I've never had to programatically handle emails but lamson seems like
> a good starting point. The app in question would work like a mailing
> list, that's why I'd like to peek at librelist source code, to see how
> it is implemented. Here's how my interface would work:
> - Users register their email on the webapp.
> - When some event happen on the webapp, a new thread is made (the
> server sends an email to every subscribers)
> - Users can reply and all emails are forwarded to other registred
> users (work like a mailling list)
> - Discussions can be browsed on the webapp (like a mailing list archive).
> - Some event on the webapp can trigger an automated reply to an existing thread.
> If you remove the app logic, the email-related functions I need are
> (python pseudo-code):
> # sends msg to every address in subscriber_list
> thread_id = create_thread(msg, subscriber_list)
> # add a reply to an existing thread (sends emails to every subscriber)
> send_email(thread_id, msg, subscriber_list)
> # callback function called when a subscriber email is received
> def recv_email(thread_id, msg):
> do_stuff(thread_id, msg) # let my app handle it
> send_email(thread_id, msg, subscriber_list) # forward it to subscribers
> Lamson looks like the right tool for the job. Can anyone tell me
> roughly how/where would you implement these? Some pointers to start
> would be nice.
Lamson is probably the wrong tool for the job, because its author can
take it off your hands "at any time for any reason":
There is a fork you can use with a sane license but equally unmaintained:
Juan Luis Cano