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

Meryll Larkin alwanza at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 2 18:34:34 PST 2010

WROTE (not wrong)  wrote the web app (apologies).

--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Meryll Larkin <alwanza at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Meryll Larkin <alwanza at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: SPUG: standard way for a web app to handle incoming email?
> To: spug-list at pm.org, "Phil Mitchell" <phil at 2people.org>
> Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 6:32 PM
> Hi Phil,
> Sorry,  I don't think the same way everyone else does
> and sometimes obvious stuff eludes me and I ask stupid
> questions.....
> Why can't you just make the Web app do 2 things at the end
> of the action:
> 1.  Send the email 
> 2.  Update the database
> (do you still need step 1)?
> Of course you'd have to validate user input because user
> communication directly into a database can be dangerous - I
> see you've done a good job of putting most (but not all) of
> that on the front end.
> I guess I'm assuming you wrong the Web app.  Is there
> something I'm missing?
> Meryll Larkin
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