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Archive email list in Vanilla Forums

edited February 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
We have a mailing list and we want to keep an ongoing archive of the conversation from the email list in Vanilla Forums.

We intend to write a Vanilla plugin that accesses the remote system via IMAP and creates new users/discussions appropriately. Before we start down this path, I wanted to make sure we aren't missing some recently developed plugin/etc that does this.

Any advice on the development of the plugin is also very appreciated.

In particular, if anyone wants to give us advice (as first time VF2 plugin devs) on how to:
- Make a category (or discussion) read only
- Trigger the crawling of the IMAP folders on a schedule (curl a URL via cron? How do we get our plugin exposed via URL?)
- How do we keep additional attributes about a category or discussion for our own lookups (ie, IMAP will have a message ID, and in response to messageID for threading)? Any advice on which field/object we can have this additional meta to go with it?


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    Please see my vanilla plugin which actually solves the problem you describe. vanilla-mailman on github.

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