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Interest in database-based email?

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Hi all;

Just as an anouncement, I am working on developing a PostgreSQL-based
mailbox driver for tpop3d (a GPL'd POP3 server). My general plan is to use
this as a connector to the email components for my CRM software (HERMES).
Eventually I will be adding IMAP and SMTP support as well.

Do people see a need for using databases to store business emails? In my
case, there is a definite need, but is this something which has a broader
appeal? If calendaring and todo support were to be added (RFC 2445-2447),
would people see this as a viable replacement for exchange
(PostgreSQL/Email/LDAP/iCalendar)?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
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Nov 22 '05 #1
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Hi Chris,

Chris Travers wrote:
Hi all;

Just as an anouncement, I am working on developing a PostgreSQL-based
mailbox driver for tpop3d (a GPL'd POP3 server). My general plan is to use
this as a connector to the email components for my CRM software (HERMES).
Eventually I will be adding IMAP and SMTP support as well.

Do people see a need for using databases to store business emails? In my
case, there is a definite need, but is this something which has a broader
appeal? If calendaring and todo support were to be added (RFC 2445-2447),
would people see this as a viable replacement for exchange
(PostgreSQL/Email/LDAP/iCalendar)?

Is this compareable to DBMail?
http://www.dbmail.org/

Regards
Tino Wildenhain

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Nov 22 '05 #2

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Hi Tino;

I hadn't been aware of dbmail, and I will have to further check this out. I
started with tpop3d because I found it to be extensible (I can also write a
driver to authenticate against the HERMES database itself, if I so desire),
compact, and the code easy to read. It would, however, be nice to avoid
worrying about SMTP and IMAP servers as well, though.

One thing I noticed about DBMAIL was that it didn't seem to have many docs
on their site. Maybe I will have to download it and play with it though.
See how easy it would be to extend.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
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Nov 22 '05 #3

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