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