[ejabberd] is there SMTP gate ?
Andreas van Cranenburgh
andreas at unstable.nl
Tue Dec 14 18:42:41 MSK 2004
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 04:05:50PM +0100, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Yes, but why not something like a transport? (Or is that what you mean?)
> Teaching a transport the imap-clientside append/store/fetch would make
> direct integration possible.
A transport transports, and this is not about transporting. There's
already SMTP <-> Jabber (the SMTP transport). My ideas is to have IMAP
<-> Jabber, so that people can use the messaging part (not the chatting
part) of Jabber using only traditional e-mail software.
> The pro of IMAP itself is probably creating just one interface and
> keeping email and jabbermessages serparate by default. A con could be:
> with direct SMTP integration messages could be stored natively on the
> server and neighter a SMTP or IMAP server are required.
With a IMAP <-> Jabber translator messages could only be read, sending
would require an SMTP <-> Jabber translator too.
> So what is prefered? Would everyone migrate of SMTP/IMAP to XMMP? I
> don't see that happen pretty quickly and e-mails stored inside a Jabber
> server need to be available from the outside. Which probably means there
> needs to be a POP3/IMAP/Webinterface created for the recieved/stored
No this won't happen quickly but if XMPP can be presented as an
alternative to the legacy SMTP and POP3/IMAP protocols it can suddenly
get very interesting for a lot more people.
> Writing all this I think the smtp transport/translator would be the
> futuristic solution but easiest to keep alive. All services are then
> handled within a Jabber domain and thus no external problems/bugs to
> keep in mind, it is backward compatible and works with
> jabberuser at virtualdomain.tld. On implementation level a mix between a
> emailserver and a transport.
As I tlod you already, there *is* such a SMTP transport. Google it or try
amessage.*, they're running it.
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