postal plugin allows users to send mail to
a special address to comment on a page. It uses the mailbox
plugin to display their comments in the wiki.
This plugin is not in ikiwiki yet, but can be downloaded from http://pivot.cs.unb.ca/git/ikipostal.git
Adds a mailto: url to each page matching some pagespec (currently every page gets a comment footer)
This mailto url goes to an address identifying the page (something like user-iki-blog~I_hate_markdown@host.fqdn.tld). more details
on the mail receiving end, these messages are either deleted, or ran through a filter to be turned into blog posts. I have written a filter that decodes the address and writes the message into an appropriate mailbox. The changes are then checked into version control; typically a hook then updates the html version of the wiki.
work in progress can be
I would be interested in any ideas people have about security.
The current version of this plugin is now running on my home page. See for example
a recent post in my blog.
Unfortunately although the mailbox renderer supports threading, I haven't had a chance to implement comments on comments yet. --DavidBremner