I've been tasked to set up a forum on drupal 7 that can support outgoing e-mail notifications with incoming e-mail posting for a forum section akin to Google Groups. I.e. a fully e-mail integrated forum where content comments and threads can be generated and responded to entirely by e-mail.
My question is, how do I achieve this? In most cases, I'm finding deadends with dependencies as it does not seem mature on drupal 7; many of the modules only have recommended or released versions for drupal 6. In the first case I tried, my host (hostgator) did not support the required PHP module dependencies.
I have tried:
http://drupal.org/project/femail Issue: Unable to install PECL MailParse a requirement of femail. Our host (hostgator) won't support: 'not compatible' apparently.
Listhandler Issue: Untried. No D7 version.
and the most promising route:
Mailhandler/Mailcomment with Notifications and Messaging Guides: hyperlinkhttp: drupal.org/node/1045918 hyperlinkhttp: peterthorndycraft.com/tutorial/mailhandler
Issue: Depenendies that cannot be met.
From the mailcomment INSTALL.txt:
Dependencies: - Mailhandler (matching version required - i.e., if you are using Mail Comment 7.x-2.0-alpha5, you must use Mailhandler 7.x-2.0-alpha5) - Notifications and Messaging (7.x-4.x branch)
The 7.x-4.x branch appears to not exist: http://drupal.org/project/messaging
I have tried it with the 7.x-1.0 version but without success.
EDIT: My issue is identical (the OP is not me) to: http:// drupal.org/node/1889550
EDIT: I have managed to be able to create nodes via e-mail using the mailhandler/notif+messaging framework, but as of yet, unable to get replies from e-mails to trigger new comments.
My question is really: is achieving this aim possible with D7? What framework have people achieved this in in other D7 sites? I'm reasonably new to Drupal, so sorry if there is something obvious I haven't tried.
PS: Couldn't post all the hypoerlinks i was referencing. J