Re: [hypermail]

From: kent landfield <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 09:45:57 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <> writes:
> Hello everybody!
> I would like to use Hypermail to archive eMails in a SQL database.

I would like to see SQL support in hypermail. Today there is only GDBM support.

> The reason for this is, that I need to be able to do statistics on the
> email traffic. Of special interest is the time between the first email of a
> thread and the first reply to it. As I am familiar with SQL databases I thought
> it'd be easy for me if the emails were in a SQL database.
> Is there any way that I can make Hypermail store the data in my RDBMS?

It would require coding along the same lines as GDBM.

> If there isn't, can anybody point me at where I can get information on the
> internal workings of Hypermail? I'm thinking about writing my own sort of
> 'output filter' that would make use of Hypermails ability to sort the mails by
> thread. Of course, I won't have fun digging through the Hypermail sources, so
> if you can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Just look for GDBM ifdefs in the code. That will tell you exactly how it was incorporated.

> Thank you

Please let me know if you need some testing done or, when you are finished, baselining. ;)

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