[Standards-JIG] Re: Extending SMTP with XMPP?

Matthew Wild mwild1+jig at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 17:33:19 UTC 2006

Sounds nice :)

I don't think changing Thunderbird is a good way to head, but I had an
extension in mind. If a user clicked the 'Reply' button, it could check for
the header, which, if present, it would display a dialog asking the user
which method they would like to use to send the reply. This of course could
be configured to take default actions in certain scenarios. For example
"Always reply to this contact with XMPP" checkbox.

Another idea would be a little utility to register as the mail client in
Windows, so that SMTP programs could route what they think are emails,
through a Jabber client.

On 1/22/06, Hal Rottenberg <halr9000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/06, Matthew Wild <mwild1+jig at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  The only current problem facing is, do we make a Jabber client that
> > supports SMTP, an email client that supports XMPP, or a new hybrid that
> we
> > try and get everyone to use? :-) Only the success of individual
> > implementations will tell.
> I think we could take a two-pronged approach.
> 1) Work on improving the protocol and making a bullet proof reason to
> upgrade, one that satisfies all of the discussion above.
> 2) Make a very simple Thunderbird extension that allows one to compose
> and reply using an additional new method.  That of course would be a
> jabber message.  Perhaps some Jabberzilla & pubsub.com code could be
> useful here.  Don't worry about turning it into an email-clone on the
> receiving end at first.  Don't try to change any major functionality
> in Tbird.
> Then hopefully by the time these two efforts get to a beta stage, we'd
> have more solid base for figuring out the other end.
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