Htnews 0.7.0

Htnews is an email robot.
Htnews is an email robot. It makes it easier to insert news items to your webpage. You have simply to send an email to a special address and the item will be inserted. htnews is highly External Link configurable, supports templates and a basic authentication using passwords and authentication via the originators E-mail-adress.

If you are interested in the history of changes of this software, please read the External Link Changelog.

Here are some key features of "Htnews":

· support the use of templates
· highly customizable via configuration-file
· supports Multipart-MIME messages (TEXT/HTML)
· can translate quoted-printable encoded messages to html-encoding
· archiv functionality
· also possible to run as cronjob to archive last month's news items
· can create a separate detail-page for every item
· basic authentication, with a password in the subject line (which will be removed before parsing) and with an access-file, that contains email-addresses. see the complete list in the man-page.

Requirements:

· autoconf and automake
· modern C++ compiler, egcs recomended
· glibc (libc.so.6) recommended
· sendmail installed (8.9.x recommended!)
· root permissions, you need to configure sendmail! (look at the FAQ to learn how to use htnews without root permissions!)
· and, of course, a running webserver. This is not recommended - you can distribute the created files yourself to any website!
· it would be a good idea to know something about html code and about email issues.
· It would be a good idea to have some knowledge about HTML and about sendmail config.

What's New in This Release:

· a new config file format will take place within the next version (0.7.0). Therefore
· I added two new temporary available commandline-options to give you the chance
· to migrate to the new format without the need to migrate. In other words, with
· htnews 0.6.9 you can use both the new or the old config file format.
· The change in the config: every parameter has now a name that points better to
· it's meaning. And it will be prepended a data-type specifyer, i.e. "Bool_Create_Mailto"
· needs a boolean value (YES or NO), "File_Index_Template" specifies a filename.
· Within version 0.7.0 you _must_ use the new format, the old one will be no longer
· supported!
· a few new options: Archiv_Months, UseLastMonth, ArchivURL, Archiv_LinkType, Archiv_LinkHead,
· Archiv_LinkFoot.
· Now you can choose between displaying of 11.1999 or November 1999, you can specify the month names
· bug fixed: with the new option "ArchivURL" it is now possible to access monthly archives
· in another path than the default!
· another bug fixed: if you create an archiv on 1.November 00:05, now it will name it
· "October_1999.html" instead of November..., it is possible to turn it of(UseLastMonth)

last updated on:
June 23rd, 2006, 6:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Thomas Linden
homepage:
www.daemon.de
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Communications \ Email

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