[pmwiki-users] Email notification on a page change

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Mar 2 15:30:12 CST 2006

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:17:41PM +0100, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Patrick R. Michaud schrieb:
> > The downside is that RSS uses a "pull" model -- requiring that the
> > feed be frequently checked -- whereas many people would like a "push"
> > model whereby I'm sent a message as soon as the change occurs.
> They probably don't want a push model. If there are 50 edits for a page, 
> they'll get 50 mails for that same page.

We could always see about batching the updates together the same
way that MailPosts does now.  But this is a good point.

> That leaves PmWiki with the necessity for mail verification though. 
> Which means PmWiki needs to know how to read from a POP3 account - and 
> administrators that wish to do mail verification need to configure it. 

It doesn't mean any such thing  -- verifying the authenticity of
an email address has absolutely nothing to do with POP3, at least
not in any of the (good) ways I can think of doing it.


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