[wp-hackers] Reply By Email in Self Hosted Blogs

mikeschinkel at newclarity.net mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Jul 15 17:39:41 UTC 2009

How about building interfaces so that any server could be set up to be  
the mail receiver and then admins could specify the server that will  
handle the comments? That would let anyone set up a service to do this  
and not just wordpress.com.

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On Jul 15, 2009, at 12:40 PM, Lynne Pope <lynne.pope at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/7/16 Joseph Scott <joseph at josephscott.org>
>> On Jul 14, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Lynne Pope wrote:
>>> Using wordpress.com as a hub would have more mass appeal, but could
>>> perhaps
>>> raise issues for sites behind firewalls that are prevented from  
>>> calling
>>> out.
>>> If wordpress.com was used, would this impact on the ability of site
>>> owners
>>> to trace emails back to source? Laws in some countries make the  
>>> need to
>>> log
>>> and trace very important.
>> That's a good question.  What I'd imagine is that the emails would  
>> go back
>> to WordPress.com and then WordPress.com would communicate with your
>> WordPress.org powered blog and add the new post or comment.  In  
>> that regard
>> it would follow the same pattern as adding a new comment or post  
>> via email
>> to a WordPress.com blog.
>> I don't know how that impact the various laws for email logging in  
>> other
>> countries.
> If full email headers were sent with the data this shouldn't impact  
> at all.
> I just don't know how the header details could get stored on the  
> receiving
> site or even if its feasible for wordpress.com to forward that data.  
> If the
> emailed content is coming through a site's own mail servers, tracing  
> is easy
> enough.
> Anyway, its just a consideration I thought I should mention as it  
> may have a
> bearing on which approach gets used.
> Cheers,
> Lynne
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