SPUG: standard way for a web app to handle incoming email?

C.J. Adams-Collier cjac at colliertech.org
Tue Mar 2 16:58:48 PST 2010

I've always liked procmail.  Set up a mailbox for the account and have
your MDA deliver to procmail.  add different procmail rules to fire off
different scripts based on the content of the subject, To_ field, From
field, etc.




On Tue, 2010-03-02 at 16:38 -0800, Phil Mitchell wrote:
> For my perl/catalyst web app, Bikewise.org, we want to automate the
> process of receiving updates from users via email. IOW, user sends
> email to update at bikewise.org and we parse the contents and update the
> database accordingly. 
> As I sat down to think this through, I realized I have no idea how
> this is done. The app is hosted on a virtual server, and relies on a
> separate mail server that's run by my hosting provider. Do I need
> access to the raw mail files on the server? Is there a standard way to
> set this up?
> -- 
> Bikewise: http://www.bikewise.org
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