Yes, some hosts support piping mail to scripts. A couple of us discussed how this would work over IRC and came to the conclusion that if we were to do it, it would need to support multiple methods of retrieving the mail, including via pipe and from POP.Dog Cow wrote:EXreaction wrote: I'm not too familiar with POP or other ways to access emails sent to a server, but in an ideal environment they could setup a pipe to a script we build (not sure how common that ability is however).cPanel has an option to pipe incoming emails to a program instead of a mailbox. This program could be a Perl or PHP script.bantu wrote: I don't know what you consider a "large number of users", but because this requires mailserver configuration, shared hosting users probably won't be able to use it. This is in my opinion way out of "a large number of users".
Here is a link to the documentation: Email Forwarders in cPanel
Why not just let the user make up an email password for himself? Posting a new topic requires the password be in the subject or in the first line of the post. Sending an email with an incorrect password spawns a response from the server asking the email sender to either supply a valid password, or have the new posting rejected.imkingdavid wrote:Well, along the lines of a secret key, we could randomly generate a secret key for each user that they can access in their profile (or have a new one generated in case someone else discovers what theirs is).
Posting a new topic is a bit complicated, I am not sure that is something we would be interested in supporting (at least currently). The primary use of this is the ability to respond to topics already made.