[nodebb-plugin-emailer-local] Local email plugin


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Mmm... that raises a good question -- should you create a new plugin for each of those? Or maybe a "meta" plugin for the whole lot?

    Seems a bit weird to put Gmail and Hotmail capability into a supposedly "local" plugin.

    So I imagine, either:

    1. Rename nodebb-plugin-emailer-local to nodebb-plugin-emailer-nodemailer, or
    2. Create a new plugin nodebb-plugin-emailer-webmail, or something?


  • @julian yeah actually that makes sense. I'm not sure what would be the more reasonable path.

    I'll go with a separate service pack named nodebb-plugin-emailer-nodemailer and leave local alone.
    Maybe nodebb-plugin-nodemailer?



  • Hi,, tried to install it.. when i hit the link on the menu.. the address doesnt exist...

    http://xxxxxx/admin/plugins/emailer-smtp



  • @Leonardo Galani

    This image shows the actual message the system gives, and it happens in almost all the plugins I have installed.

    NodeBBerror.jpg



  • Yep.. thats it planner.. i saw the other topic... gonna wait 😉


  • Admin

    I missed this thread

    Maybe nodebb-plugin-nodemailer?

    This. I don't think you should duplicate code across several plugins. It would be perfect to be able to configure either local SMTP or gmail/etc from one page, no need to create multiple plugins. I feel like this is so important that it should really be core. If you like @BarveyHirdman submit a PR maybe and get this in 🙂



  • @psychobunny

    Yep, I agree. Since it's fundamental to the running of a website, it should be core. If somebody does not want to use a local mail service, they she/he can use a 3rd-party service by installing a plugin.



  • I think it can stay as a plugin but come bundled like some of the others come. Nothing wrong with that.


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @planner said:

    @psychobunny

    Yep, I agree. Since it's fundamental to the running of a website, it should be core. If somebody does not want to use a local mail service, they she/he can use a 3rd-party service by installing a plugin.

    I really pushed the issue for a local smtp mailer being in the core, but was rejected for whatever reason. It shouldn't be a plugin at all. Out of all of the forums I've used, the local mailer was always built in the core for ease of use and keeps things simple. Can someone explain to me further what advantage making the local mailer would be? I don't seem to understand.

    Funny thing is, all this time I've been using NodeBB, I STILL have no mail server connected with it because I'm confused here. From core to plugin, and now we have this... 😐



  • @Chris

    Isn't that just giving site admins one more task to do, on top of countless others that they have on their hands.



  • @planner No? It would be bundled with NodeBB - like the current themes are bundled and the @mentions plugin, the markdown plugin, etc.


  • Admin

    I really pushed the issue ... but was rejected for whatever reason.

    This never happens @NodeBB - if anybody ever feels like their ideas are being stifled you message me and I'll deal with it. 🙂 (or not, coz ima lazy)

    EDIT: no seriously. 🙂

    EDIT2: I agree that this plugin could be bundled as default just like markdown and mentions. I didn't think about that earlier, but for me personally I feel like it should be core. So - Since @BarveyHirdman wrote this, imo its totally up to him as to what direction he wishes to take with the code he wrote 🙂 If he keeps it as a plugin, expect this as bundled in with core imo (pending internal discussion) in the upcoming versions 🙂


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    emailer-local can be bundled, if you really feel strongly about it @trevor. I just really hate using local mailers because the chance is so high your mail will end up in a spam bin, but I will admit that people have different feelings on the matter.

    Plus, local mailers are a pain in the ASS to set up. 😦



  • Plus, local mailers are a pain in the ASS to set up.

    You can say that again.

    But on this matter, we have two good options - core or bundled plugin. Either one will work.


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    I prefer bundled, but I am a bit anal like that... to know that all mailer functionality is a plugin... makes me feel good.



  • any plan to update this for v0.4.0? actually does not work


  • Admin

    @barveyhirdman hasn't been online in 11 days 😞 time to find his email and start spamming 👿



  • Hello, any news from @BarveyHirdman? Thanks a lot for your fix by the way!
    I started to use your fork in the meantime:
    npm install git://github.com/psychobunny/nodebb-plugin-emailer-local
    works well with v0.4.1.!


  • Admin

    no worries! glad it's working for you 🙂


  • GNU/Linux

    @viceetversa said:

    Hello, any news from @BarveyHirdman? Thanks a lot for your fix by the way!
    I started to use your fork in the meantime:
    npm install git://github.com/psychobunny/nodebb-plugin-emailer-local
    works well with v0.4.1.!

    @psychobunny, if I use the above command to install, no need for Mandrill plugin, right ?


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