[Dovecot] dovecot Digest, Vol 48, Issue 71

Kenny Dail kend at amigo.net
Thu Apr 19 20:13:30 EEST 2007

> * On 19/04/07 10:13 -0500, Steven F Siirila wrote:
> | For lack of a better name, we are interested in a feature where one could
> | get a notice out to all Dovecot users as quickly as possible, possibly
> | without going through an MTA even.  Given a message and a list of userids
> | we could certainly do a mailing on the MDA server itself going through
> | both Postfix and Dovecot LDA.  However, we were wondering what other options
> | we might have in Dovecot.  For example, would it be possible to place the
> | message into some file which Dovecot periodically checks for, and if the
> | file exists, either present it to the user as a new message, or automatically
> | deliver it at that time via Dovecot LDA?
> It's a really nice feature!
> We have something like that with tpop3d (Chris Lightfoot's). tpop3d is 
> nolonger maintained but it's rock solid as a POP3 daemon. It gives this
> feature via some perl hooks (plugin, I'd call it, for lack of the proper
> word atm) and works very well.
> It serves the "bulletin" without any reference to the MTA, and keeps a 
> DB of those users who have received/retrieved/pop-ed the bulletin(s)
> so that they don't get them twice.
> It's one feature I will surely miss if I migrated to dovecot 100%.
It would seem to me to be easy enough to do this with post-login
scripting http://wiki.dovecot.org/PostLoginScripting
Kenny Dail <kend at amigo.net>

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