Mail text -> website ?
Was just after some light advice as somewhat of a novice. I am running Debian Stable hosting a Drupal site on Apache2 and was looking into the ability to dump emails as text into the website. Note that I DONT want the ability to send emails from the site (like webmail). I just want copies of emails from a POP3 email account (ISP) to be downloaded to my local machine then copied into the website.
I have some programming experiance (allthough all Windows based - VB, .NET, C++), but thinking the task was as simple as:
- Use Mozilla Thunderbird (using it anyway on the local machine) to download mail from my ISP account
- Create an application/script/cron-job (??) to copy the emails from the Mozilla Thunderbird mail folder (/var/spool/mail ??) to a Drupal directory
- Write a module in PHP to allow display and minor management functions in handling the email text.
I have started reading articles on sendmail, fetchmail etc, but WOW, is it more complicated than what I thought email would be! I just dont think I would need any email services, just ride on the back of Mozilla Thunderbird for now.
Its all a bit of a project, one to get me more into the 'guts' of Linux and also to learn some new languages (PHP,...).
If there is something already out there that does what I am after, I would be interested to know (no point in re-inventing the wheel) as I believe being open-source I would be able to pull apart, examine,modify, and redistribute?
Any information/advice much appreciated, like I said just more of a hobby and a start.