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poi.receivemail (1.9)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2011-11-29
Released on 2011-11-28 by Maurits van Rees for Plone 3.3, Plone 4.0, Plone 4.1 under LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Receive email in the Poi issue tracker

This package defines a browser view @@poimail that reads an email from the request and creates an issue for that or adds a response to an issue. It is a bridge between smtp2zope and Products.Poi.


This has been tested with Plone 3.3.5 and Products.Poi 1.2.11. Should work fine with Plone 4.x and Poi 2.x as well.


A standard setup would look like this:

  • You have a Plone Site at

  • This Plone Site has Products.Poi and poi.receivemail in its eggs.

  • The site has a Poi tracker at

  • You have installed smtp2zope on the same machine (possibly in the same buildout, but a virtualenv is fine too) and its script is available at /path/to/smtp2zope.

  • You have a mail server on this machine that has an alias like this: "|/path/to/smtp2zope"

    or this: "|/path/to/smtp2zope 1000000"
  • Now when someone sends an email to a new issue is created in the tracker. When the subject of the email matches an existing issue, it is added as response to that issue.

  • When a user is found in the Plone Site that matches the sender address, we pretend to be that user when creating the issue or response. Otherwise, the Creator is anonymous or is the user that is identified through basic authentication in the url that is passed as argument to smtp2zope.

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