[pmwiki-users] RFC -- POP3 to PmWiki
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Oct 4 13:25:07 CDT 2006
On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 02:10:54PM -0400, Crisses wrote:
> >> I would recommend that the email address that posts go to NEVER
> >>be put on
> >> a web page. Otherwise you'll have a lot of spam in the wiki from
> >> spammail.
> >This is also an advantage of using the delimiters -- even if the
> >account gets spam it's unlikely that the spam would contain (:post:)
> >directives, so the content would be ignored.
> I disagree.
> Wiki spammers will catch on. If they aren't reading the lists.
Oh, the standard blocklist filters should still apply to
whatever is being posted, same as any other contributed
content. I wasn't thinking of wikispammers in particular, I
was thinking about the case where generic mail spam was being
sent to the gateway address.
> >One interesting approach that could make things "push based"
> >might be for pmwiki.org (and/or others) to offer a generic
> >mail-to-wiki gateway service for PmWiki sites. Such a service
> >would scan incoming mail for wiki posts, and then use standard
> >HTTP calls to post the content to the appropriate wikis.
> That sounds like the voice of a volunteer!
> My approach has the benefit of being pretty darned easy to implement. ;)
> A centralized wiki push server is beyond the scope I was
Really? I actually think that implementing the wiki push server
is a lot simpler -- I think a simple version could be put together
in a day or so. It's easier because it really doesn't have to
integrate with pmwiki.php at all -- it just uses the standard
But I see benefits to both, so we should just do both. :-)
> >Something that I have found that works very nicely is to have
> >things happen
> >at the *end* of page processing by using PHP's
> Then that's where this needs to be. :) Any documentation? Hints on
> how to use the hook?
- scripts/notify.php in the PmWiki distribution
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