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Old 07-26-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Does anyone know of a forum software that has a bi-directional email gateway? Think vBulletin or PHPbb with the ability to post via email, or Yahoo! Groups. Most packages have the 'subscription' functionality, but I'm hoping to find something that allows posting by email, too. Free is best, but the group I'm asking on behalf of can pay, too, if the price is right.

I've been using different forum packages for many years, and I've never seen that, but thought I'd toss it out to you guys before telling them 'nope' in case I've just missed it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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I've seen this feature request on phpBB.com a few times, I don't recall ever seeing a mod for it. You might want to try the mods section on phpbb.com:

phpBB • Modifications - Customisation Database

I'm going to take a wild guess you won't find it on phpbb.com though because of security issues. They won't let any mods into the modifications DB that would circumvent security and there is many things that would break. You might find it offsite elsewhere.

I doubt you'll ever see such a feature in any stock forum software because authentication, security and server compatibility issues would be numerous. I know the developers of phpBB strive to make sure phpBB will be fully functional on nearly any machine and that feature would be impossible to implement and maintain.
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