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Bulletin Board Forum w/ Email Posting

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Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via
email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald
Jul 19 '05 #1
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grw
A lot of boards have a built in messaging system (usually called a 'pm' or
personal message.
Its not an actual email system as per yahoo / hotmail.

Is that what you mean?

An example is www.aspplayground.net
"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald

Jul 19 '05 #2

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Hello,

Thanks for the tip, but that is not what I was talking about.

I am looking for a bulletin board which lets users post messages to it via
email, like a list server. So to participate in a group, you can use both
the web based interface and email. You can do this to groups at
groups.yahoo.com.

Sorry if it was not clear.

Regards,
Gerald

"grw" <no**@none.com> wrote in message
news:Oc**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
A lot of boards have a built in messaging system (usually called a 'pm' or
personal message.
Its not an actual email system as per yahoo / hotmail.

Is that what you mean?

An example is www.aspplayground.net
"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post

via
email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald


Jul 19 '05 #3

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Have you checked out the stuff at... www.planet-source-code.com? I think
there are some asp forum applications there. Not sure about the exact
options though. (?)

Best
Tom Gahagan

"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald

Jul 19 '05 #4

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CJM
I've never seen a freebie/cheap BBS in ASP with that feature.

However, there is no reason you can take a standard BBS and add this
functionaility on yourself. It would be quite an effort, but there is no
reason why it cant be done...

Two good BBS's are www.webwizguide.com, and Snitz Forums (sorry, dont know
URL).

Tom has pointed you to Planet Source Code - you should be able to find the
code to handle the processing of the incoming emails....

Chris

"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:%2******************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hello,

Thanks for the tip, but that is not what I was talking about.

I am looking for a bulletin board which lets users post messages to it via
email, like a list server. So to participate in a group, you can use both
the web based interface and email. You can do this to groups at
groups.yahoo.com.

Sorry if it was not clear.

Regards,
Gerald

"grw" <no**@none.com> wrote in message
news:Oc**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
A lot of boards have a built in messaging system (usually called a 'pm' or personal message.
Its not an actual email system as per yahoo / hotmail.

Is that what you mean?

An example is www.aspplayground.net
"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can
post via
email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald



Jul 19 '05 #5

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I use the BBS system from Ideal Science (www.idealscience.com) and have been
very happy with it. They also have a list server that integrates with the
BBS and should provide the features you need, though I personally have not
used it. Good luck!
"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald

Jul 19 '05 #6

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WebBoard does this. I think it might be ASP-based, but I'm not sure. It
allows participation via web, e-mail, and NNTP. Unfortunately, it's not
cheap.

It was originally created by O'Reilly software, then was acquired by Akiva.

http://www.webboard.com
"Gerald S" <ge****@geraldandnicole.com> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald

Jul 19 '05 #7

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Gerald S wrote:

Hello All,

I am looking for an asp-based bulletin board forum where users can post via
email or the standard web interface. Similar to Yahoo Groups. I have
looked an my asp forums, but most do not allow for message posting via
email.

Thanks,
Gerald
Set up an NNTP server and add a WWW interface to the newsgroups. The
first takes care of users with newsreaders. The second handles those who
need a WWW interface.

This would probably be easier in PerlScript than in VBScript because
all the pieces are available in Perl already in the CPAN libraries. See
http://search.cpan.org/
and in particular
http://search.cpan.org/search?query=NNTP&mode=all
IIRC either the News::NNTPClient or Net::NNTP modules is what you want.

A clip from the News::NNTPClient module documentation showing how to
print all articles in the "test" newsgroup: #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
use News::NNTPClient;
$c = new News::NNTPClient;
($first, $last) = ($c->group("test"));
for (; $first <= $last; $first++) {
print $c->article($first);
}


Good Luck,
Michael D. Kersey
Jul 19 '05 #8

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