[pmwiki-users] RFC -- POP3 to PmWiki

Crisses crisses at kinhost.org
Wed Oct 4 15:10:07 CDT 2006

On Oct 4, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

>> Take a look what the typical mail client does, and duplicate that
>> behaviour. If PmWiki does that, it will be seen as just a single
>> additional mail client, which might be enough to shoot for initially.
> I don't use a POP3 mail client, so I really don't know what a
> typical mail client uses (and don't necessarily want to be installing
> mail clients just to find out).  Anyone else have an idea as to
> what most mail clients use as their default poll interval for mail?

Oh -- I think the point was "typical server hits" for a normal POP3  

Usually they have settings to check mail:
every minute
every 5 minutes
every 15 minutes
every hour

So, I suggest that a POP3->PmWiki "client" be set for a minimum of 60  
seconds, and a default of 300 -- no need to set a maximum.

The problem is that setting POP3->PmWiki for 60 seconds does NOT mean  
that it will check your mail every 60 seconds.  It will NOT check if  
the last check was within 60 seconds.  It will check at most as often  
as people hit the website...

Patricks' PUSH->PmWiki would not be using POP3, and can be set up  
with  email->SMTP->pmwiki.org->mail agent->procmail->script at which  
point it issues a normal browser request pointing at SOMEONE's server  
that creates a post.

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