Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#5 closed enhancement (fixed)

Windows 2003 Installation

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: bas
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: email2trac Version: 0.13
Keywords: Cc: jon.wbstr@…, ianj@…


Will email2trac run in a windows environment?

it may be as simple as a batch file that runs

type *.msg >
del *.msg

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comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

In windows, the two possibilities I can think of is to scan a mail drop folder, or write a pop3 client that pipes the messages to email2trac.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by bas

Thanks for the info, maybe we must add the suggestion to the wiki MTA page

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

Anybody knows how to configure an email to pop/imap mails to Trac Ticket section ?

This is really ergent !



comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

  • Owner changed from bas to anonymous
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I only have Unix's client to test, but we can make a pop client functionality in email2trac. If an examaple from somebody that has done it.

comment:5 Changed 16 years ago by bas

  • Owner changed from anonymous to bas
  • Status changed from assigned to new

comment:6 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

  • Cc ianj@… added

This is also becoming a more pressing issue for myself as without it there is a danger of being required from up above to switch away from trac. How can I help?

comment:9 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

I recently got this working for Windows, so I created a Wiki page on the site detailing the process.


Consider it a "work in progress," but hopefully it helps.


comment:10 Changed 16 years ago by bas

  • Version changed from 0.1 to 0.13


Thanks a lot, I renamed the page to: Email2tracInstallation/Windows and added it to the installation page.

comment:11 Changed 16 years ago by jon.wbstr@…

I noticed the email notification and clicked the link which was obviously no longer valid. The new home for this wiki page is:

I often wonder why nobody has written a python POP3 client for this feature. Thankfully it hasn't become a pressing issue, but installing cygwin and fetchmail is not a very elegant solution. I'm kinda surprised installing procmail wasn't also mentioned, which could then send the messages directly into trac and avoid the bat file.

comment:12 Changed 16 years ago by nicole.swan@…

Hi Jon,

I'm sure there are solutions more elegant than mine, but I still wanted to document what works since there is very little helpful email2trac on Windows information to be found. Plus, I like Unix so using Cygwin makes me feel a little better about having to work on Windows. :)

From the relevent Trac user group discussion, two different email gathering solutions came up, so I included those. Hopefully as other people come up with working Windows solutions, they will add them to the document.

comment:13 Changed 15 years ago by bas

  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:14 Changed 15 years ago by bas

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

we now have a windows wiki page. So i close the ticket

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