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Mail2List Support


If you want to be able to send messages to your lists via your favorite email client,
you will need this plugin.

When installed, you can, for example, send emails to 'mailinglist@yourdomain.com' and when you process the messages
in the admin section, they will be sent to your mailinglist users.


Installation


Step 1:
  • Download the plugin here.
  • Extract te contents in your plugin-folder.

Step 2:
  • Enable the default plugin in the config file.

Step 3:
  • In the 'mailtolist/get_email.class.php' file, change at line 25:
###################################################################################################################
###################################################################################################################
##     Edit the URL to your phplist attachment directory (http://www.yourdomain.com/mailinglist/attachments/)    ##
###################################################################################################################
 var $attach_url = "http://www.yourdomain.com/mailinglist/attachments/";
###################################################################################################################
##     Edit the path to your phplist attachment directory (/var/www/mailinglist/attachments/)                ##
###################################################################################################################
 var $file_path = "(/var/www/mailinglist/attachments/";
###################################################################################################################
###################################################################################################################


Step 4:
  • Configure the plugin in the admin webGUI.

Know issues


How to use this plugin


When in the admin section of phplist, click 'mailtolist' in the plugin section.
You will get the main page where you can choose to:
  • configure the plugin
  • process your mailboxes


First of all, you have to create a pop3 account to send your mails to:

Go to your webhosting manager and create an new email account (mailinglist@yourdomain.com)


Then you have to configure the plugin:

We need to add some people who will be allowed to send messages:

Step 1:
  • Click on 'Configure Mail To List'.
  • Click on 'Edit users'.

Step 2:
  • Add a name and email address in the input fields
  • Click 'Add User'
(if you want to delete a user, select him/her in the dropdown list and click 'Delete user')

Alternatively you can import users from your lists:

Step 1:
  • Click on 'Configure Mail To List'.
  • Click on 'Edit users'.
  • Click on 'Import users'.

Step 2:
  • Select the list from where you want to import you users.
  • Enter a name for the newly added users.
    • You can use 'ATT=>name' (without the ').
    • replace 'name' with the attribute-name holding the users name.
  • Click 'Import' to import the users.


When we have added a user, we can begin the further configuring:

Step 1:
  • Click on 'Configure Mail To List'.
  • Select a list you want to send mails to.
  • Click on 'Edit list'.

Step 2:
  • Add the values that correspond with your pop3 account.
  • Click 'Apply settings'

You now have configured the plugin and it is ready to use.


Actualy using the plugin:
Step 1:
  • Click on 'Process new mails'.
  • Wait until all mails have been processed.

Step 2:
  • Click 'Process queue'.



For more info on new releases, see:


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