[ejabberd] Re: XMPP mail system was: is there SMTP gate ?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Dec 16 22:15:44 MSK 2004


In article <cposka$fg0$1 at sea.gmane.org>,
 "Arioch /BDV/" <the_Arioch at nm.ru> wrote:

> The stars so gaily glistened... (Tue, 14 Dec 2004 19:04:21 +0100 @794)
> ...while the fading voice of Andreas whispered through the darkness:
> 
>  AvC> So in short, my ideas is to have a completely new mail system, which
>  AvC> is pure Jabber (except that it's accessible to normal mail clients).
> 
> But e-mail (MIME-based) can have a numerous parts, some of them are binary 
> attachments.
> It can have Read Notification flags, etc.
> 
> Full-featured mapping of such mails to Jabber would not be easy.
> 
> Though MIME-based CIMP have an RFC to be mapped to XMPP, so guess it can be 
> possible afterall.

The SMTP engine could strip off the attachments and put them on a WebDAV 
server, then include the URLs with the message. Or the server could hold 
the files and provide them via file transfer (JEP-0096). I've always 
thought that attaching files to messages was just evil, anyway.

Peter



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