RE: Anyone tried this?

1997-04-24 11:00:56
On Thursday, April 24, 1997 10:04 AM, Earl 
Hood[SMTP:ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu] wrote:
Has anyone tried using MHonArc from a server-side include
(e.g. <!--exec cgi=[mhonarc command here] --!>)?

Don't know.  But possible.

I'd like to use it like this for individual's mailboxes,
after presenting them with the daily news on a "home" page.

It may be better to be more specific on what you are trying to do.  As
another user mentioned, using SSI can be expensive.  Also, depending on
your intent, mhonarc may need to be invoked a particular way; mhonarc
may not be appropriate (or unable); or a better way is available.

The main idea is to allow a user to check his/her personal mail from afar 
(not logged in thru his own account) via any old browser, after presenting 
him/her with a news of the day/login screen. Of course, I'd like to allow
replies, forwards, etc. and (optionally) leave the mail for later retrieval 
via their POP client. That's it in a nutshell.

Please note that there will ultimately be a very large number of users,
spread over all of the US (world) timezones.
That's why the cron version is a bit scary, all that processing occurring
at once. Procmail seems OK, but what's the point in running the page
generator, say, 10 times (once for each incoming message), if the user only
checks once? Or am I missing some other options???

I don't have a feel for it, yet, since it's not implemented! That's why
I'm searching the collective wisdom of you guys.


Bruce Ray
 Owner, Deep C Software

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