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Started by assad, April 26, 2004, 04:33:24 PM
Quote from: eldacar on June 26, 2005, 10:23:15 AMI do not think this should be developed. If you want to reply by email, get a yahoo group, or something similar. Or use newsgroups (similar idea i believe). If you want a forum with high level security plus awesome features, use SMF. The only way to make this secure would be to get a session from the forum before replying by email each and every time (possibly could be done through a thunderbird plugin?), but if that is what it takes, why not just post on the forum.
Quote from: Yonkey on June 28, 2005, 12:48:25 PMIf this mail2forum feature knows how to correctly identify the originating IP address of an e-mail, it should be able to authorize the user by IP address or IP range of that forum member.
Quote from: Ben_S on June 28, 2005, 01:09:10 PMNot everyone has a static IP, in fact the vast majority don't, so there could be hundreds of people in said range,
Quote from: Yonkey on June 28, 2005, 12:29:52 PMYou could enforce security by forcing the user to put their username and password some place in the e-mail
QuoteThe ability to see in full-text all new threads & new replies by e-mail is really kewl (it's also something you can already do right now if you set up your notification settings correctly). The issue is with replying to threads via e-mail securely.
Quote from: Mastiff on June 28, 2005, 12:39:26 PMWhy would someone go to all the trouble to forge an E-mail just to make a phoney post on my forum? I mean, I guess they could if they wanted, but it seems like a lot of work for nothing. It all depends on your situation and how paranoid you want to be. A few phoney posts isn't really that big of a deal to me, although it would ruin the feature if some jackass decided to start messing with the forum.