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maiLJ [Jan. 29th, 2003|10:54 am]
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Are there any email gateways for LJ, where you send mail to an address and it ends up in your LJ? I'm working on one now and have a rough prototype up. If anyone wants to use it, you're welcome to; but you do have to submit your password in the body of an email -- it was the most secure way I could think of.

Send an email maiblog@buta.hammerofgod.net with "post" as the subject. Fill out the email as follows (replacing brackets and words in brackets as they apply):

ljid: [id]
ljpw: [password]
ljsbj: [subject]
[message text]

Once that's done, send the email and it should (in theory) appear shortly. Right now it works best with straight text email and AOL 7.0, those are what it test 100% with. If anyone wants to tinker with it, feel free. Credit is due to those wo derful souls who created the Perl modules I'm using in the program.

[User Picture]From: sbisson
2003-01-29 09:40 am (UTC)
I'm working on something similar at present as an MMS to LJ gateway for blogging from 2.5G picture phones (and hopefully 3G devices).
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[User Picture]From: kimera
2003-01-29 09:47 am (UTC)


One reason I'm working on this is so when I can afford the adapter for my PocketPC, I'll have a fairly effecient means of posting to LJ from anywhere without wasting too much bandwidth. If I may ask, what language are you using?
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[User Picture]From: sbisson
2003-01-29 09:53 am (UTC)

Re: Mobility.

I'm coding it in C#.

I've got the poster section working, and am writing the mailbox scraper at the moment.

Target is to have something running by the middle of next week.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2003-01-29 10:14 am (UTC)

Re: Mobility.

I'm in the process of writing an ultra-thin web client for handheld devices. Maybe that could be of some use to you when it's released?

Having said that, have you tried pocketlj?
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[User Picture]From: kimera
2003-01-29 10:21 am (UTC)

Re: Mobility.

I haven't tried that community yet, but I intend to now. :)
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[User Picture]From: sol3
2003-01-29 10:00 am (UTC)
Poke around the archives for here, i've got one at lj@tapjam.net - i don't have a direct reference for it at the moment. (And it's been a while since i poked at it, it may not be running at the moment, if not i won't be able to kick it for another day or two). I've also got (using some of the same back end bits) a WAP client at tapjam.net/lj :)
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[User Picture]From: kimera
2003-01-29 10:22 am (UTC)
I knew I couldn't have been the first one to try it. :)
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[User Picture]From: jerronimo
2003-01-29 10:36 am (UTC)
I had a modified version of my JLJ for this task. It made sure that it received email only from me, then it spawned off the hacked JLJ.

Shortly, command-line-argument body and subject parsing will be enabled on jlj, so you can use it from an email hanlder program if you'd like.

JLJ v2.5 should be out by friday, adding this implementation. :)
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[User Picture]From: kumokasumi
2003-01-29 04:48 pm (UTC)
I can't help but wonder if perhaps some sort of PGP layer could be hacked on to it to automatically decrypt messages encoded to it. For the Truly Paranoid.
It really would be kind of silly, but hmmm. ^_________^
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