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StickyMail clone for my site...

in PHP using MySQL

   
1:46 pm on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I wrote a quick internal "e-mail" system for my online community, and they love it. They want more, so much more I cannot fulfill them.

Is there packages out there like StickyMail that is independent from the rest of the system?

I do not want an IMAP or POP/SMTP system, just a simple internal mail package. If there no PHP, I'll even take Perl...

Any help is highly appreciated.

3:18 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Tapolyai, I'm drawing a blank, can't find a thing and no ideas at all, sorry! Does ANYONE have any suggestions??
3:33 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Ask someone who knows about it to make one for you and pay $ for it :) Its always an alternative if you cannot make it yourself and cannot find similar software on the web

you could sell it on too if you paid for it...perhaps

7:44 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I know ikonboard has something like that built in...unfortunately, that means you'll either have to pull it out yourself or you'll need to use ikonboard. Its a start.
10:53 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>Ikonboard

Good point. Ikonboard has a very nice private onsite mail system. So do some CMS systems.

I'm drawing a complete blank on anything stand alone. I am not even sure what one would call such a stand alone product besides "Sticky Mail"?

11:01 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not quite sure how a standalone would be useful either. How are website members going to know each other's handles without some type of message board along with it?
11:07 pm on Mar 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The problem with a generic one is bolting it into something existing. Everything has it's own access routines. How would you do it?
2:31 am on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thank for all the great info.

The current site is closed, so members knowing about each other is simply through internal discussion boards.

The purpose of the "sticky mail" is to allow sending additional information to others, such as a private e-mail address, or to have a private conversation. (e-mails are private even inside.)

How it would hook in? The current system is (CO Mail) allows regular send, receive, forward, reply, delete. Users can pick a single recipient from the member pick list. The whole system is a single PHP file which calls itself for various functions and as the POST result, with a MySQL DB back-end.

Variables are passed to it through session vars, and security is simply an include prior to the header which checks if the user is logged in - if not they are redirected to the login page. So - a system can be bolted to any site if there is no security feature exept for passing a list of possible recipients. This can be in an array if small or a table, which is my case.

I think the simplicy of the system would allow it to be bolted to most systems.

I just don't know where to go from here, nor do I want to re-invent the wheel...

2:46 am on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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can't think of any stand alone mail systems, but you could install yabb forums - they have a private mail system built in.
7:20 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Ditto CF. A stand alone system would require members to relogin when they wanted to check their mail. That's what has stopped me from doing stickymail as a stand alone. You have to have a separate set of login routines.
7:25 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think that instead of StickyMail there should be a private Forum. You could invite the person you want to chat with. So instead of mailing back and forth you have a forum back and forth. Also having image upload would be nice!