Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here.
HackerOne users: Testing against this community violates our program's Terms of Service and will result in your bounty being denied.

RSS-to-Email: Response to Notify not working

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I know I'm probably way behind on this, but I realized when I subscribe to a specific discussions RSS feed, it actually will feed responses to that specific discussion. This is superb. That's part one. We have the ability to push an RSS feed on a specific discussion. Now, part two: I found this today through the W3School website.

Now, what I'm understanding is that you can set it up so an RSS feed can be sent to an email address. So, how this could help the notify function AND improve the current RSS feed, is by allowing a discussion to be subscribed to via RSS feed that will send to an email which includes all responses to that discussion.

Noticeable roadblocks:
- Its written in Python
- It would need to tie into the Vanilla add-on setup
- It would need to tie into the Vanilla user system

So... is this a good solution, even if its only temporary? I know that the idea of a user being able to subscribe to discussion, and then not only get the notification that there is a reply, but the actual reply will be sent to their email would be a real nice solution for my Customer Manager install. If I change the admin email in the application settings to no-reply@domain, then they could just log in to post their response.

And, maybe this would also break a few barriers down as far as being able to post via a reply?

Ok, thoughts. I'm just an idea guy. I can't create anything like this. But Mini/Jazz/Mark/etc can? : )


  • Options
    Well, you still have the problem that the RSS extension only notifies on specific pages of a discussion, as far as I know. So if you've subscribed to the first page, it won't notify on other pages (in a multi-page discussion). At least, I'm sure I've read people talking about it somewhere...
  • Options
    I have used rssfwd successfully for this - including with Vanilla. Alas, at the moment, my Vanilla installs are even choking on HTTP authentication, though I have it working as usual with other software that needs it.
This discussion has been closed.