[rt-devel] Enhancing mailgate to support commands by mail

Jesse jesse at fsck.com
Tue Jul 24 12:53:37 EDT 2001

        It's not that enhanced-mailgateway is unmaintained, but that it's not
something I currently have the resources to maintain as a free service to the
public.  While I always appreciate contributed bugfixes and improvements to 
the enhanced mailgateway (or any of RT's code,) I'm not really sure what new 
functionality you're offering.  I based enhanced-mailgate on a very recent 
version of rt-mailgate and the code for the latter hasn't changed 
substantially since then.  For this reason, "Porting" from enhanced-mailgate 
to rt-mailgate is not really a useful service to the community.  It is
my intent to integrate the functionality of enhanced-mailgate into
the core rt-mailgate somewhere down the line, when I have the resources
and the command mode has been better tested and better worked out.

        If you're interested in having me do the development to make 
enhanced-mailgate what you want it to be, or if you're interested in
purchasing support for it, email me privately and we can work something out.)


On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 06:32:58PM +0200, Jean-Eric Cuendet wrote:
> Hi,
> We have installed RT and we are planning to use it in prod soon. Sending
> commands by mail would be a BIG plus.
> We have evaluated enh-mailgate which seems broken and unmaintained.
> Our proposal is:
> If we develop them, would you integrate in normal-mailgate the following
> modifications:
> - adding a command-line to enable sending commands in the mail (disabled
> by default)
> - modifying mailgate to grab the user: 	- first step, from the sender
> (not safe, but working)
> 							- second step,
> by using PGP authentication
> - adding command parsing in mailgate (from enh-mailgate)
> - adding command treatment in mailgate (from enh-mailgate)
> All this would be disabled by default, to let mailgate be on the safe
> side.
> We will accept the little risk presented by someone sending mail on the
> behalf of someone else. We really would LOVE this functionality.
> Thanks for any comment.
> -jec
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