[JDEV] How to handle multiple clients
jeremie at netins.net
Tue Jan 12 13:45:56 CST 1999
> this might sound a bit simplistic, but why not just have a user set-able
> field that configures the REPLY-TO field in the mail header?
Hmm... quite often I keep thinking to myself about different things it
would be nice to add to Jabber, but I always end up almost completly
duplicating SMTP/email :) I've always tried to watch out for making
Jabber do anything that isn't directly related to "instant messaging"...
> . client sends jabber message to john at doe.org.. the message is
> first sent to whatever machine handles jabber queries (jabber.doe.org).
> if that user is not currently running jabber, a deny reply is sent
> back to the client.
Well, firstly, the Jabber server at doe.org _should_ be storing those
incoming messages so that when john comes online with Jabber, he gets them
presented to him, similiar to how ICQ works when someone isn't online(send
> [msg compressed]
Here's my current stance on Jabber+SMTP:
Since Jabber and email can easily step on each others toes, make sure to
avoid any crossover when it's not clear and benificial to both. Right now
I see two ways of doing this: one is to have a module in the Jabber
transport, so that a user can have messages sent to their email address
when they are offline, and two is to allow for convience purposes only a
*simple* way of having a Jabber message be forwarded to a non-Jabber user
that does use email, and for them to reply. Even the second one is
questionable and may be too much.
> . make jabber an excellent messaging client.
Exactly! 100% agreed.
> let the mail clients to the mail.
Probably also the best... BUT, I think it would be cool/good if the mail
clients added direct support for Jabber :)
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