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Query & suggestion for a new cilent [Sep. 29th, 2002|11:07 pm]
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[kaiwei]
Hi,

I've been thinking about this for sometime & I can't find anything that resemables what I've been looking for & was wondering if you guys can help.
What I think will be great is a email to journal converter.

You send an email to an email address, say converter@livejournal.com
the subject line of the email will be your journal subject title,
the first 2 lines of the email will provide the server with the login info, eg

user: test
pass: test

then your journal posting.

this has the advantage of turning all the email clients out there into livejournal cilents. Also, on OSes where there are no LJ clients, any email program will do fine which is great for PDAs & the new breed of cellphones. On top of that, we'll be able to use all the email cilents out there along with their spellchecks & features.

does this sort of converter exists? I'm sure it can be done with some cgi magic!

kaiwei

PS Sorry i'm not a coder at all or i would have done it myself.
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2002-09-29 04:12 am (UTC)
The downside to this has always been sending your password via email. People don't like the sound of this usually. I don't think I really see a problem to this, as long as the gateway/converter is on the LJ servers. But I'm not sure it'll ever get done.
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[User Picture]From: kaiwei
2002-09-29 04:34 am (UTC)
Hmmm true but compare to the credit card numbers that gets sent by email everyday, sending my LJ code seems ok now. ;-)

seriously, i would love this function. sigh.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2002-09-29 05:15 am (UTC)
Credit card numbers get sent via e-mail?
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[User Picture]From: wooble
2002-09-29 05:17 am (UTC)
If you're sending your credit card numbers through email and not over secure webservers, you're dealing with some really shady companies.

Anyway, there's no reason this would even have to run on livejournal's servers; anyone could run an email gateway for themselves. Sure the people using it would have to trust the person running it not to steal their passwords, but no more than they have to blindly trust that the authors of any client aren't sending every password back to themselves.
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From: piman
2002-09-29 11:07 am (UTC)
I don't blindly trust them; I trust them because I can read the code. It's pretty trivial to look at most LJ clients and see if it's doing any network traffic unrelated to your login.

I probably wouldn't mind my password going over email, since it goes plaintext over HTTP anyway. But it would be nicer if, for example, I could upload my GPG key to LJ and sign mails with that. Then again, that would be nicer for everything, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
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[User Picture]From: sol3
2002-09-29 07:14 am (UTC)
You mean like this?
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